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The National Optical Astronomy Observatories 1-5 Micron Imaging Camera: A New National Resource
Author(s): A. M Fowler; Ian Galley; F. Stuart; R. R. Joyce; R G. Probst
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Paper Abstract

The NOAO infrared camera was designed for use with the Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) 58x62 indium antimonide photovoltaic hybrid array, a device which is sensitive over the spectral range 1-5 microns. There are two versions of the camera design, one of which uses either reflective or transmissive optics, the other only transmissive optics. Both cameras utilize a LN2 radiation shield and cool the detector to the mid 30K region with LHe. The electronics consist of a preamplifier inside the dewar, signal processing electronics, clock drivers, and a digital control unit which generates timing pulses and controls the link to the host computer. These cameras were developed by NOAO in Tucson and are now available for general visitor use at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1988
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0972, Infrared Technology XIV, (7 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948293
Show Author Affiliations
A. M Fowler, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Ian Galley, National Optical Astronomy Observatorie. (United States)
F. Stuart, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
R. R. Joyce, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)
R G. Probst, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0972:
Infrared Technology XIV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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