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Design, fabrication, and testing of aluminum mirrors for the cold optics of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) infrared camera
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Paper Abstract

The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias infrared camera is intended as a common user instrument for the Cassegrain focus of the Carlos Sanchez Telescope at the Observatorio del Teide. The camera will be equipped with a 256 X 256 InSb array, two filter wheels and a centered diamond turned aluminum optical system working at liquid nitrogen (LN2) temperature. This paper presents the mechanical design, tolerancing and development of the mirrors system, as well as the fabrication and testing of the optical elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2227, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VI, (23 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178611
Show Author Affiliations
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Antonio Manescau, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
E. Cadavid, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2227:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VI
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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