VIMOS 2010: Upgrade project

Starting around Q2 or Q3 of 2010 several changes are expected for VIMOS. The first to be noticed by the users is an upgrade to new red-sensitive CCD detectors.

CCD upgrade project

The VIMOS CCDs will be upgraded to fully depleted, red sensitive e2v CCDS.

Preliminary quantum efficiency curves of the new CCDs are presented below:


For comparison the quantum efficiency of the current set of CCDs is presented below:.