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MICADO: optical configuration, performance, and folding
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Paper Abstract

MICADO will be the IR imaging camera for the E-ELT. It has been designed to work in conjunction with both SCAO (in the early phase) and LGS-MCAO system MAORY (for which it has been optimized) and delivers diffraction limited quality over about 1 arcmin field of view covering the wavelength range from 0.8 to 2.5 micron. In this paper, we describe the optical configurations and the observing modes, for both the primary and the auxiliary arms, of the current baseline and we show the expected performances and how the optical path can be folded to fit the available limited space in the cryo-chamber.

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Date Published: 20 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77355G (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856971
Show Author Affiliations
Demetrio Magrin, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
David E. Freeman, Consultant (United Kingdom)
Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Niels Tromp, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Marco Drost, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Ramón Navarro, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Richard Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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