20 July 2010 Opto-mechanical design of PANIC
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PANIC, the Panoramic Near-Infrared Camera, is a new instrument for the Calar Alto Observatory. A 4x4 k detector yields a field of view of 0.5x0.5 degrees at a pixel scale of 0.45 arc sec/pixel at the 2.2m telescope. PANIC can be used also at the 3.5m telescope with half the pixel scale. The optics consists of 9 lenses and 3 folding mirrors. Mechanical tolerances are as small as 50 microns for some elements. PANIC will have a low thermal background due to cold stops. Read-out is done with MPIA's own new electronics which allows read-out of 132 channels in parallel. Weight and size limits lead to interesting design features. Here we describe the opto-mechanical design.
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Josef W. Fried, Josef W. Fried, Harald Baumeister, Harald Baumeister, Armin Huber, Armin Huber, Werner Laun, Werner Laun, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, M. Concepción Cárdenas, M. Concepción Cárdenas, } "Opto-mechanical design of PANIC", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77353V (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857029; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857029
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