8 July 2014 PANIC in the lab: status before commissioning
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PANIC is the new PAnoramic Near-Infrared camera for Calar Alto, a joint project by the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany, and the IAA in Granada, Spain. It can be operated at the 2.2m or 3.5m CAHA telescopes to observe a field of view of 30'x30' or 15'x15' respectively, with a sampling of 4096x4096 pixels. It is designed for the spectral bands from Z to K, and can be equipped with additional narrow-band filters. The instrument is close to completion and will be delivered to the observatory in Spain in fall 2014. It is currently in the last stage of assembly, where the optical elements are being aligned, which will be followed by final laboratory tests of the instrument. This paper contains an update of the recent progress and shows results from the optical alignment and detector performance tests.
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Bernhard Dorner, Bernhard Dorner, Armin Huber, Armin Huber, M. Concepcion Cárdenas Vázquez, M. Concepcion Cárdenas Vázquez, Irene Ferro Rodriguez, Irene Ferro Rodriguez, Peter Bizenberger, Peter Bizenberger, Vianak Naranjo, Vianak Naranjo, Johana Panduro, Johana Panduro, Ulrich Mall, Ulrich Mall, Matthias Alter, Matthias Alter, Richard Mathar, Richard Mathar, Clemens Storz, Clemens Storz, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Patrick Fopp, Patrick Fopp, Werner Laun, Werner Laun, José Miguel Ibáñez, José Miguel Ibáñez, Antonio J. García Segura, Antonio J. García Segura, Víctor Terrón, Víctor Terrón, Josef W. Fried, Josef W. Fried, Matilde Fernández, Matilde Fernández, Julio F. Rodríguez Gómez, Julio F. Rodríguez Gómez, Klaus Meisenheimer, Klaus Meisenheimer, } "PANIC in the lab: status before commissioning", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91473X (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054922; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054922
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