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CAMILA: Infrared Camera/Spectrograph for OAN-SPM
Author(s): Irene Cruz-Gonzales; Luis Carrasco; Elfego Ruiz Schneider; Lorenzo S. Leija; Michael F. Skrutskie; Michael R. Meyer; Pablo Diaz Sotelo; P. Barbosa; Leonel Gutierrez; Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde; Francisco J. Cobos Duenas; Abel Bernal; Beatriz Sanchez; Jorge Valdez; S. Arguelles; Paolo Conconi
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Paper Abstract

The development of the IR camera and spectrograph (CAMILA) is described. It is based on a NICMOS 3 HgCdTe detector developed by Rockwell with a spectral response of 1 to 2.5 micrometers . The initial configuration of the system was recently concluded and consists of the following components: detector cryostat, detector control electronics, low noise preamplifiers, detector-PC interface, operating system and optics. The characterization of the electronics and the science grade chip are presented. The complete optical configuration allows the following modes of operation: direct imaging (12 filter positions), polarimetry and spectroscopy on three dispersion modes (low, medium, and high resolution). Preliminary spectroscopic results at the H band with R equals 1500 are presented. The project is a collaborative effort of groups from IAUNAM and UMASS (Amherst) and will be used mainly at the 2.1-m telescope of San Pedro Martir, B.C. (Mexico).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176740
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Irene Cruz-Gonzales, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Luis Carrasco, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Elfego Ruiz Schneider, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Lorenzo S. Leija, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Michael F. Skrutskie, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Michael R. Meyer, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Pablo Diaz Sotelo, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
P. Barbosa, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Leonel Gutierrez, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Francisco J. Cobos Duenas, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Abel Bernal, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Beatriz Sanchez, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Jorge Valdez, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
S. Arguelles, Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM (Mexico)
Paolo Conconi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)

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

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