20 October 1993 Integration and evaluation of a near-infrared camera utilizing a HgCdTe NICMOS3 array for the Mt. Palomar 200-inch Observatory
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In this paper we describe the main subsystems that constitute the Mt. Palomar Prime Focus InfraRed Camera (PFIRCAM), together with some of the characterization data obtained for the focal plane array. This camera is currently a facility instrument at the 200-inch Mt. Palomar Observatory. It helps to satisfy the observational needs of astronomers in the spectral range of 1 micrometers to 2.5 micrometers by utilizing a HgCdTe NICMOS3 array. The camera has a plate scale of 0.54 arcsec/pixel for an overall FOV of 138 X 138 arcsec.
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Carlos R. Jorquera, Charles A. Beichman, Carl F. Bruce, Thomas Nicholas Gautier, Thomas C. Jarrett, "Integration and evaluation of a near-infrared camera utilizing a HgCdTe NICMOS3 array for the Mt. Palomar 200-inch Observatory", Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158705; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.158705
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