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1-5-um infrared camera of the IAC
Author(s): Juan Paris P. Gonzalez; J. A. Acosta Pulido; Jose J. Diaz-Garcia; F. Javier Fuentes; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Peter L. Hammersley; Enrique Joven-Alvarez; A. Mampaso; Antonio Manescau; Carlos Martin-Diaz; E. Paez; Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa; A. Rodriguez-Mora; Luis Fernando Rodriguez-Ramos; Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa; M. Selby; Nicolas A. Sosa
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Paper Abstract

The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) is undertaking the construction of an IR camera for astronomical use at the 1.5 meter (f/13,8) Carlos Sanchez IR Telescope (CST), sited at the Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife). The camera will employ a 256 X 256 InSb focal plane array, and will be used in the 1 - 5 micron atmospheric windows. The Camera uses an optical reimaging system which maps 0.5 square arcseconds of sky per pixel. The optical system will be diamond turned in aluminum and mounted in such a way that the optical alignment is facilitated. Two filter wheels will accommodate 14 broad and narrow band filters. A SUN SPARCstation will control the camera and allow data handling and displaying of the images. With this configuration we expect to achieve sensitivities of 17 and 12.5 magnitude (3 (sigma) in 10 sec) at the K and L band respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158696
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Paris P. Gonzalez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
J. A. Acosta Pulido, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose J. Diaz-Garcia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter L. Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
A. Mampaso, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Antonio Manescau, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Carlos Martin-Diaz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
E. Paez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
A. Rodriguez-Mora, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Fernando Rodriguez-Ramos, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Selby, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Nicolas A. Sosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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