charge-coupled device

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A light-sensitive semiconductor used to enhance images obtained from faint objects. It accumulates and temporarily stores charge at particular pixel locations when struck by photons. The pixels can then be moved, allowing them to be pieced together to form an image.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Computing.

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