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ISPI: a wide-field NIR imager for the CTIO Blanco 4-m telescope
Author(s): Nicole S. van der Bliek; Dara Norman; Robert D. Blum; Ronald G. Probst; Andres Montane; Ramon Galvez; Michael Warner; Roberto Tighe; Francisco Delgado; Manuel Martinez
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Side Port Imager ISPI is a facility infrared imager for the CTIO Blanco 4-meter telescope. ISPI has the following capabilities: 1-2.4 micron imaging with an 2K x 2K HgCdTe array, 0.3 arcsec/pixel sampling matched to typical f/8 IR image quality of ~0.6 arcsec and a 10.5 x 10.5 arcmin field of view. First light with ISPI was obtained on September 24 2002, and since January 2003 ISPI has been in operation as a common user instrument. In this paper we discuss operational aspects of ISPI, the behavior of the array and we report on the performance of ISPI during the first one and half year of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550973
Show Author Affiliations
Nicole S. van der Bliek, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Dara Norman, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Robert D. Blum, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Ronald G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Andres Montane, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Ramon Galvez, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Michael Warner, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Roberto Tighe, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Francisco Delgado, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Manuel Martinez, CTIO/National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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