VIMOS 2010: Upgrade projectStarting 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:.