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Optical design of the infrared camera for the Galileo Telescope (TNG)
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Paper Abstract

The near infrared camera/spectrometer (or NICS, for brevity), that we are currently designing for first-light operations of the Italian Telescope Galileo (TNG), makes use of a set of optics for achieving both good quality imaging on equivalent fields of view on the sky as large as 4' X 4', and moderate resolution spectroscopy at a resolving power of 400 - 2200, with the possibility to reach 7500 in the future, over the near infrared bands from 0.95 micrometers up to 2.50 micrometers . We describe the details of the optical design, with the overall requests we imposed on the project in terms of performance and total size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211259
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Sandro Gennari, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Leonardo Vanzi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Franco Lisi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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