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The CCD-world mailing list is a forum for the discussion of all matters relating to the development of CCDs and SWIR detectors for professional astronomical purposes. Subscription is limited to those who are actively engaged in such work (with a few, unusual exceptions). Subscription requests are screened.

The list began at the European Southern Observatory in November 1993 as a result of a discussion at the ESO mini-workshop on CCDs. ESO, CFHT and NOT have all hosted CCD-world, but it is now distributed from CTIO. As of 21 Nov 1995, CCD-world has incorporated the mailing list, which was run by Alain Maury. In December 1998, the list voted to expand its scope to include discussion of SWIR detectors, since many of the issues discussed in the group are relevent to both technologies.

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