1 June 1994 CAMILA: Infrared Camera/Spectrograph for OAN-SPM
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The development of the IR camera and spectrograph (CAMILA) is described. It is based on a NICMOS 3 HgCdTe detector developed by Rockwell with a spectral response of 1 to 2.5 micrometers . The initial configuration of the system was recently concluded and consists of the following components: detector cryostat, detector control electronics, low noise preamplifiers, detector-PC interface, operating system and optics. The characterization of the electronics and the science grade chip are presented. The complete optical configuration allows the following modes of operation: direct imaging (12 filter positions), polarimetry and spectroscopy on three dispersion modes (low, medium, and high resolution). Preliminary spectroscopic results at the H band with R equals 1500 are presented. The project is a collaborative effort of groups from IAUNAM and UMASS (Amherst) and will be used mainly at the 2.1-m telescope of San Pedro Martir, B.C. (Mexico).
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Irene Cruz-Gonzales, Luis Carrasco, Elfego Ruiz Schneider, Lorenzo S. Leija, Michael F. Skrutskie, Michael R. Meyer, Pablo Diaz Sotelo, P. Barbosa, Leonel Gutierrez, Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, Francisco J. Cobos Duenas, Abel Bernal, Beatriz Sanchez, Jorge Valdez, S. Arguelles, Paolo Conconi, "CAMILA: Infrared Camera/Spectrograph for OAN-SPM", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176740; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176740


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