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PANIC in the lab: status before commissioning
Author(s): Bernhard Dorner; Armin Huber; M. Concepcion Cárdenas Vázquez; Irene Ferro Rodriguez; Peter Bizenberger; Vianak Naranjo; Johana Panduro; Ulrich Mall; Matthias Alter; Richard Mathar; Clemens Storz; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Patrick Fopp; Werner Laun; José Miguel Ibáñez; Antonio J. García Segura; Víctor Terrón; Josef W. Fried; Matilde Fernández; Julio F. Rodríguez Gómez; Klaus Meisenheimer
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Paper Abstract

PANIC is the new PAnoramic Near-Infrared camera for Calar Alto, a joint project by the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany, and the IAA in Granada, Spain. It can be operated at the 2.2m or 3.5m CAHA telescopes to observe a field of view of 30'x30' or 15'x15' respectively, with a sampling of 4096x4096 pixels. It is designed for the spectral bands from Z to K, and can be equipped with additional narrow-band filters. The instrument is close to completion and will be delivered to the observatory in Spain in fall 2014. It is currently in the last stage of assembly, where the optical elements are being aligned, which will be followed by final laboratory tests of the instrument. This paper contains an update of the recent progress and shows results from the optical alignment and detector performance tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91473X (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054922
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Bernhard Dorner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Armin Huber, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
M. Concepcion Cárdenas Vázquez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Irene Ferro Rodriguez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Peter Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Vianak Naranjo, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Johana Panduro, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ulrich Mall, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Matthias Alter, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Richard Mathar, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Clemens Storz, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Patrick Fopp, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Werner Laun, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
José Miguel Ibáñez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Antonio J. García Segura, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Víctor Terrón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Josef W. Fried, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Matilde Fernández, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Julio F. Rodríguez Gómez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
Klaus Meisenheimer, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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