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An update on the status and performance of the Radiometric All-Sky Infrared Camera (RASICAM)
Author(s): Kevin Reil; Peter Lewis; Rafe Schindler; Zhang Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The Radiometric All-Sky Infrared Camera (RASICAM) has been operating on Cerro Tololo for over two years looking for clouds in the 10 to 12 micron IR band. Every 90 seconds each night RASICAM collects an integrated image of sky conditions and reports them to the Blanco telescope control system (TCS) to be shared with other instruments. We report on the RASICAM design, calibration and performance of the system. Additionally, correlation with conditions as observed in the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91490U (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056692
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Reil, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States)
Peter Lewis, Univ. of Hawai'i at Manoa (United States)
Rafe Schindler, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States)
Zhang Zhang, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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