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20 October 1993 1-5-μm infrared camera of the IAC
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The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) is undertaking the construction of an IR camera for astronomical use at the 1.5 meter (f/13,8) Carlos Sanchez IR Telescope (CST), sited at the Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife). The camera will employ a 256 X 256 InSb focal plane array, and will be used in the 1 - 5 micron atmospheric windows. The Camera uses an optical reimaging system which maps 0.5 square arcseconds of sky per pixel. The optical system will be diamond turned in aluminum and mounted in such a way that the optical alignment is facilitated. Two filter wheels will accommodate 14 broad and narrow band filters. A SUN SPARCstation will control the camera and allow data handling and displaying of the images. With this configuration we expect to achieve sensitivities of 17 and 12.5 magnitude (3 (sigma) in 10 sec) at the K and L band respectively.
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