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charge-coupled device (CCD)

1 an array of semiconductors so arranged that the output of one serves as the input of the next. CCDs are often used to convert light patterns into electrical signals. See also charge-coupled image sensor.
2 in dental imaging, an image receptor found within an intraoral sensor.

charge-coupled device

Abbreviation: CCD
A device used in video and digital imaging (such as in CT scanning) that creates electronic images from light.
See also: device
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5-Megapixel CCD imager (530 lines of horizontal video resolution and 1,360 x 1,020 still image file size), intelligent pop-up flash, precision color viewfinder and spot focus with touch panel.
In the 1990s, the continued development of solid-state CCD cameras will be highlighted by stronger performance from CCD imagers and expanding camera flexibility under all lighting conditions.
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English majors were able to measure the spectra of the two components of Albireo and estimate their spectral types and temperatures--for comparison with estimates from the stars' B and V color indexes, which they measured using a CCD imager.
It was at one of these star parties that I met Dennis Luse, a fellow CCD imager who was also trying to escape city lights.
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At 2:17 Universal Time, Armstrong s 10-inch telescope and CCD imager turned up a supernova in NGC 673 near the Aries-Pisces border.
3 megapixel AIT CCD imagers, an LSI processor and high quality 14-bit analog to digital converters.
I found no wobble or image shift with heavy 2-inch eyepieces or a DSLR camera, though I did not weigh it down with massive CCD imagers, filter wheels, and robotic focusers.
I was surprised to see the letter from Alan Heath and Paul Abel in the June Journal (120(3), 2010) urging CCD imagers of Saturn not to exaggerate the contrast in their images.
The instrument simplifies assay transfer from development to screening labs by delivering the object recognition of CCD imagers combined with the fast reads of bulk fluorescence readers.
Michael Unsold has grown ImagesPlus to a mature astronomical imaging program for DSLR and CCD imagers alike.