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IRCS: infrared camera and spectrograph for the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Naoto Kobayashi; Alan T. Tokunaga; Hiroshi Terada; Miwa Goto; Mark Weber; Robert Potter; Peter M. Onaka; Gregory K. Ching; Tony T. Young; Kent Fletcher; Douglas Neil; Louis Robertson; Daniel Cook; Masatoshi Imanishi; David W. Warren
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Paper Abstract

We report current status of the IR Camera and Spectrograph (IRCS) for the Subaru Telescope. IRCS is a Subaru facility instrument optimized for high-resolution images with adaptive optics (AO) and tip-tilt at 1-5 micrometers . IRCS consists of two parts: one is a cross-dispersed spectrograph providing mid to high spectral resolution, the other is a near-IR camera with two pixel scales, which also serves as an IR slit-viewer for the echelle spectrograph. The camera also has grisms for low to medium resolution spectroscopy. We have just completed the first engineering run about one month before this SPIE conference. It was an initial performance evaluation without AO or tip-tilt to check IRCS and its interface to the telescope. We confirmed the basic imaging and spectroscopic capability we had estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395423
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Naoto Kobayashi, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Alan T. Tokunaga, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Hiroshi Terada, Kyoto Univ. (United States)
Miwa Goto, Kyoto Univ. (United States)
Mark Weber, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Robert Potter, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Peter M. Onaka, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Gregory K. Ching, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Tony T. Young, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Kent Fletcher, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Douglas Neil, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Louis Robertson, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Daniel Cook, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (United States)
Masatoshi Imanishi, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (Japan)
David W. Warren, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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