EAS Publications Series
Volume 37, 2009Astrophysics Detector Workshop 2008
|Page(s)||247 - 253|
|Published online||11 June 2009|
P. Kern (ed)
EAS Publications Series, 37 (2009) 247-253
Charge Transfer Inefficiency effect for high-precision radial velocity measurements
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095 CNRS,
Université Pierre & Marie Curie, 98 bis Bd. Arago, 75014 Paris, France
2 Observatoire de Haute Provence, CNRS INSU, 04870 St. Michel l'Observatoire, France
3 Observatoire de Genève, Université de Genève, 51 Ch. des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Charge Transfer Inefficiency (CTI) is a well known effect of charge-coupled devices (CCD). The charge transfer from one pixel to the next is not perfect and is quantified by the fraction of charge successfully moved (clocked) between adjacent pixels. The amplitude of this effect depends on the signal level inside the pixel. In the context of high-precision radial velocity measurements using cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph, this CTI effect on a CCD recording spectral orders may introduce associated spectral lines shifts. Indeed if the signal level recorded on the spectra is changing, the CTI amplitude will change affecting the associated centroid of all spectral lines. Such effect may introduced radial velocity shifts of several m s-1. We describe here CTI effect which is affecting the SOPHIE spectrograph installed on the 1.93-m telescope of Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP). We calibrated the effect thanks to the Thorium-Argon lines and we applied a software correction on the spectra in order to assess the charge lost during the readout process on all pixels.
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