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ISPI: the infared side port imager for the CITO 4-m telescope

Probst, Ronald G. and Montane, Andres and Warner, Michael and Boccas, Maxime and Bonati, Marco and Galvez, Ramon and Tighe, Roberto and Ashe, Mike and van der Bliek, Nicole and Blum, Robert (2003) ISPI: the infared side port imager for the CITO 4-m telescope. In: Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4841. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 411-419. ISBN 9780819446206.

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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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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Other NOAO staff who have contributed substantially to this project are H. Ochoa, R. Rivera, F. Collao, M. Martinez, and R. Cantarutti (La Serena) and E. Pearson (Tucson). We thank our vendor contacts for their patient assistance: A. Haas and C. Cabelli (Rockwell Scientific), K. Salvestrini (Infrared Laboratories), R. Leach (San Diego State University), and D. Ballantine and D. Kaneshiro (Janos Technologies). The thorough open documentation regarding the same detector-controller combination on the NIFS website was very helpful to us.
Subject Keywords:infrared imaging, infrared camera, optical design, array control, instrument control
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Issue or Number:4841
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Official Citation: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); doi: 10.1117/12.461435;
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