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Cryogenic optical bench: a multifunction camera for infrared astronomy
Author(s): Ronald G. Probst; Timothy A. Ellis; Albert M. Fowler; Ian Gatley; Gerald B. Heim; Michael Merrill
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Paper Abstract

The Cryogenic Optical Bench (COB) is a 1-4 (mu) IR array camera with multiple cold spectral and spatial filtering capabilities which can be combined in a variety of configurations. The array is driven by a transputer based high speed data system using fiber optic links and dedicated processors. We describe the instrument functions and the mechanical, optical, electronic, and cryogenic implementation. COB is a facility instrument at Kitt Peak National Observatory, available for use by scientists worldwide on the basis of scientific merit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176715
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Timothy A. Ellis, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Albert M. Fowler, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Ian Gatley, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Gerald B. Heim, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Michael Merrill, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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