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GatirCam: Gemini mid-infrared imager
Author(s): Charles M. Telesco; Robert K. Pina; Kevin T. Hanna; Jeffrey Julian; David B. Hon; Thomas M. Kisko
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Paper Abstract

The University of Florida is developing the mid-IR imager, called GatirCam, to be used primarily, but not solely, at the southern hemisphere Gemini telescope at Cerro Pachon, Chile. Key features of GatirCam are its fully reflective optics, its very high mechanical rigidity, and the fact that the associated electronics are very similar to those is in use successfully on similar instrumentation. Design studies for GatirCam indicate that it will meet or exceed all critical requirements of image quality and performance. A low-resolution spectroscopic mode is also currently under consideration for implementation in GatirCam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317279
Show Author Affiliations
Charles M. Telesco, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Robert K. Pina, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kevin T. Hanna, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jeffrey Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
David B. Hon, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Thomas M. Kisko, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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