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7 March 2003 ISPI: the infared side port imager for the CITO 4-m telescope
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The new operations model for the CTIO Blanco 4-m telescope will use a small suite of fixed facility instruments for imaging and spectroscopy. The Infrared Side Port Imager, ISPI, provides the infrared imaging capability. We describe the optical, mechanical, electronic, and software components of the instrument. The optical design is a refractive camera-collimator system. The cryo-mechanical packaging integrates two LN2-cooled dewars into a compact, straightline unit to fit within space constraints at the bent Cassegrain telescope focus. A HAWAII 2 2048 x 2048 HgCdTe array is operated by an SDSU II array controller. Instrument control is implemented with ArcVIEW, a proprietary LabVIEW-based software package. First light on the telescope is planned for September 2002.
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Ronald G. Probst, Andres Montane, Michael Warner, Maxime Boccas, Marco Bonati, Ramon Galvez, Roberto Tighe, Michael C. Ashe, Nicole S. van der Bliek, and Robert D. Blum "ISPI: the infared side port imager for the CITO 4-m telescope", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003);


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