Near-Infrared Camera and Fabry-Perot Spectrometer (NIC-FPS)

Fred Hearty, Jon Morse, Stephane Beland, James Green, Nathaniel Cunningham, Robert Valentine, Meredith Drosback, Cynthia Froning, Patrick Hartigan, John Barentine

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A near-infrared instrument is being built for the ARC 3.5 meter telescope that will operate in both an imaging and a narrow band, full field spectroscopic mode. The 4.5' × 4.5' field-of-view is imaged onto a new-generation, low-noise Rockwell Hawaii-1RG 1024 × 1024 HgCdTe detector. High resolution (R∼ 10,000) spectroscopy is accomplished by employing a Queensgate (now IC Optical) cryogenic Fabry-Perot etalon. The instrument is housed in a large Dewar of innovative, light-weight design. This report describes the as-built opto-mechanical system for the instrument and the work remaining before deployment at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1632
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 3
StatePublished - 2004
EventGround-based Instrumentation for Astronomy - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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