The MDM/Ohio State/ALADDIN infrared camera (MOSAIC)

Richard W. Pogge, Darren L. DePoy, Bruce Atwood, Thomas P. O'Brien, Paul L. Byard, Paul Martini, Andrew W. Stephens, Ian Gatley, Michael Merrill, Frederick J. Vrba, Arne A. Henden

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The MDM/Ohio State/ALADDIN IR Camera (MOSAIC) is a general purpose near IR imaging camera and medium-resolution long- slit spectrometer in use on the MDM 1.3-m and 2.4-m telescopes and the Kitt Peak 2.1-m and 4-m telescopes. In cooperation with NOAO and USNO, MOSAIC is one of the first general-purpose near-IR instruments available to the astronomical community that uses a first-generation 1024 x 512 ALADDIN InSb array, with the capability to use a full 1024 x 1024 array once one becomes available. MOSAIC provides tow imaging plate scales, and a variety of long- slit grism spectroscopic modes. This paper describes the general instrument design and capabilities, and presents representative scientific results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-418
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Astronomical Instrumentation - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1998Mar 23 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Astronomical instruments
  • Imagers
  • Infrared
  • Spectrometers


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