1 July 1990 ProtoCAM: an innovative IR camera for astronomy
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ProtoCAM, a new infrared array camera, has been built for the NASA 3-m Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF). The camera is built around a 62 x 58 InSb hybrid array and is sensitive throughout the 1-5-micron atmospheric windows. The camera is equipped with standard astronomical filters as well as a full complement of continuously variable filters providing a spectral resolution down to 1 percent. On the IRTF, the platescale is variable real-time from 0.14 to 0.35 arcsec. The camera, the electronics, the software, and the performances are discussed, and some preliminary astronomical results are presented.
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Douglas W. Toomey, Mark A. Shure, Everett M. Irwin, Michael E. Ressler, "ProtoCAM: an innovative IR camera for astronomy", Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19073; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19073
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