The National optical astronomy observatories 1-5 micron imaging camera: A new National resource

A. M. Fowler, Ian Gatley, F. Stuart, R. R. Joyce, R. G. Probst

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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 LN 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-121
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 7 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Technology XIV 1988 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 15 1988Aug 18 1988

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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