vidicon

Definitions

Astronomy

  • (written as Vidicon)
    TV-camera type tube, used in astronomy and on spacecraft. Vidicons work by means of photoconductivity, whereby the electrical conductivity of a surface varies according to the amount of light shining on it.

Electronics

Media Studies

  • noun a light-sensitive television camera tube in which an image is stored on a photoconductive plate as an electric charge pattern that is scanned by an electron beam and transmitted
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