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pNIC: a near-infrared camera for testing focal plane arrays
Author(s): Mark Hereld; Doyal A. Harper; Robert J. Pernic; Bernard J. Rauscher
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and the performance of the Astrophysical Research Consortium prototype near-infrared camera (pNIC) designed to test focal plane arrays both on and off the telescope. Special attention is given to the detector in pNIC, the mechanical and optical designs, the electronics, and the instrument interface. Experiments performed to illustrate the most salient aspects of pNIC are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19074
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Mark Hereld, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Doyal A. Harper, Yerkes Observatory/Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Robert J. Pernic, Yerkes Observatory/Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Bernard J. Rauscher, Yerkes Observatory/Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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