ChJAA Vol 2, No 5 (2002) / Yang

Ghost Images in Schmidt CCD Photometry

Bin Yang, Jin Zhu, Yu-Ying Song

Abstract

The wide field of the Schmidt telescope implies a greater chance of the field containing bright objects, and the presence of a corrector lens produces a certain type of ghost images. We summarize and confirm the features of such ghost images in Schmidt CCD photometry. The ghost images could be star-like under special observational conditions. The zenith distance of the telescope, among other factors, is found to correlate with different patterns of the ghost images. Some relevant issues are discussed and possible applications of our results are suggested.

Keywords


instrumentation: detector --- techniques: photometric --- stars: imaging

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