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IRCS: infrared camera and spectrograph for the Subaru Telescope

[+] Author Affiliations
Naoto Kobayashi, Mark Weber, Robert Potter

Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (USA)

Alan T. Tokunaga, Peter M. Onaka, Gregory K. Ching, Tony T. Young, Kent Fletcher, Douglas Neil, Louis Robertson, Daniel Cook

Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

Hiroshi Terada, Miwa Goto

Kyoto Univ. (USA)

Masatoshi Imanishi

Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa (Japan)

David W. Warren

The Aerospace Corp. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, 1056 (August 16, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.395423
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  • Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
  • Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood
  • Munich, Germany | March 27, 2000

abstract

We report current status of the IR Camera and Spectrograph (IRCS) for the Subaru Telescope. IRCS is a Subaru facility instrument optimized for high-resolution images with adaptive optics (AO) and tip-tilt at 1-5 micrometers . IRCS consists of two parts: one is a cross-dispersed spectrograph providing mid to high spectral resolution, the other is a near-IR camera with two pixel scales, which also serves as an IR slit-viewer for the echelle spectrograph. The camera also has grisms for low to medium resolution spectroscopy. We have just completed the first engineering run about one month before this SPIE conference. It was an initial performance evaluation without AO or tip-tilt to check IRCS and its interface to the telescope. We confirmed the basic imaging and spectroscopic capability we had estimated.

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Citation

Naoto Kobayashi ; Alan T. Tokunaga ; Hiroshi Terada ; Miwa Goto ; Mark Weber, et al.
"IRCS: infrared camera and spectrograph for the Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, 1056 (August 16, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.395423; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.395423


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