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Development and test of an IR camera for astronomical observation at the Palomar 200-inch observatory using the NICMOS II array
Author(s): Carl F. Bruce; Charles A. Beichman; Dale Van Buren; Thomas Nicholas Gautier; Carlos R. Jorquera; Kirk L. Seaman
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Paper Abstract

A NICMOS II array, a NIR (0.80 - 2.6 micron) imaging system, was integrated into the California Institute of Technology Palomar Observatory camera. The Palomar camera system which consists of six discrete subsystems including a focal plane, an electrical interface, data acquisition electronics, a dewar, dewar optics, and the software is described. The performance and calibration data for each subsystem are presented. Emphasis is placed on test data on the focal plane performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138986
Show Author Affiliations
Carl F. Bruce, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Charles A. Beichman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dale Van Buren, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thomas Nicholas Gautier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Carlos R. Jorquera, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Kirk L. Seaman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

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