1 June 1994 Cryogenic optical bench: a multifunction camera for infrared astronomy
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Abstract
The Cryogenic Optical Bench (COB) is a 1-4 (mu) IR array camera with multiple cold spectral and spatial filtering capabilities which can be combined in a variety of configurations. The array is driven by a transputer based high speed data system using fiber optic links and dedicated processors. We describe the instrument functions and the mechanical, optical, electronic, and cryogenic implementation. COB is a facility instrument at Kitt Peak National Observatory, available for use by scientists worldwide on the basis of scientific merit.
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Ronald G. Probst, Timothy A. Ellis, Albert M. Fowler, Ian Gatley, Gerald B. Heim, and Michael Merrill "Cryogenic optical bench: a multifunction camera for infrared astronomy", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176715; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176715
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