28 July 2008 NIC: LBTI's nulling and imaging camera
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The Nulling and Imaging Camera is the main science camera being developed for use with the LBTI. The camera has two science channels: an 8-13 um wavelength Nulling Optimized Mid-Infrared Camera (NOMIC) and a 3-5 micron imaging camera, dubbed LMIRCam. The NIC cryostat also houses a K band fast readout camera (Phasecam) to sense phase variations between the LBT apertures and carry out closed loop correction. The design, comprising these three components, is housed in a single cryostat cooled by a mechanical pulse-tube coldhead. The optical design uses diamond-turned biconical mirrors to realize diffraction-limited performance in a compact space. A range of cryogenic actuators and alignment mechanisms have been developed to carry out fine alignment of the interferometer and to feed the several channels of NIC.
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Philip M. Hinz, Philip M. Hinz, Elliott Solheid, Elliott Solheid, Oli Durney, Oli Durney, William F. Hoffmann, William F. Hoffmann, } "NIC: LBTI's nulling and imaging camera", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701339 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790242


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