Installation of the CCD’s into the SXI Camera

One of the technological requirements for the soft X-ray imaging spectroscopy that the SXI will carry out is a low noise CCD. Today, such X-ray CCD’s were successfully installed into the SXI camera.

Because a mistake in the installation process cannot be tolerated, a lot of practice was done beforehand, and techniques were determined by trial and error. In this way, a safe and robust method of installation was established.

As can be seen in the photo, all four CCD’s were neatly installed and aligned inside the SXI. Each CCD surface is reflective like a mirror, and the reflection seen in some of the CCD’s is of the hand of the person who carried out the installation.

There must have been a lot of tension during the installation process!

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