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Blanco 4-m Telescope Instruments

Instrument FOV or slit
(arcmin)
Resolving Power or Scale
(arcsec/pix)
Detector Wavelegth range
(micron)
Status
DECam
Wide field
optical imager
132x132 0.27 62x
2048x4096
CCDs
0.32-1.10
(grizy filters)
Available
ISPI 
IR imager
10.25x10.25 0.3 HAWAII-2 
2048X2048
4-m R-C
1.0-2.4
(JHKs + narrow band filters)
Available
Hydra
Multi-object optical 
spectrograph
40
140 fibers
<50,000 SITe 4Kx2K    0.32-0.90 RETIRED

 

 

SOAR Instruments

See also:
Observing at SOAR
SOAR Instrumentation
SOAR Instrument Setup Forms and Observing Reports
SOAR Adaptive Module (SAM)

Instrument FOV or slit
(arcmin)
Resolving Power or Scale
(arcsec/pix)
Detector Wavelength range 
(micron)
Status
SOI 
Optical imager
5.25x5.25 0.077 E2V CCD 
mini-mosaic 
2x 4096x2048
0.31-1.05 Available 2012B
Goodman
HTS

Optical imager
7.2 diameter 0.15 Fairchild CCD 
4096x4096
0.36-0.92 Available 2012B
Goodman HST
Optical 
spectrograph
3.0x5.0 VPH gratings
1,400-6,000
Fairchild CCD 
4096x4096
0.36-0.92 Available 2012B
(single slit mode)
Spartan 
IR imager
3.0x3.0 (f/21)
5.0x5.0 (f/12)
0.043 (f/21)
0.073 (f/12)
HAWAII-2 HgCdTe 
mosaic 
4x 2048X2048
1.0-2.2
(JHK + narrow band filters)
Available 2012B
OSIRIS
IR imager
3.2X3.2
1.3X1.3
0.321
0.139
NICMOS4
HgCdTe 1024x1024
1.0-2.5
(YJHKKs + narrow band filters)
Available 2012B
OSIRIS
IR spectrograph
175x0.98
66x0.41
24x0.98
1,200-3,000
1,400 X-disp
HgCdTe 
1024x1024
1.0-2.2
(YJHKKs + narrow band filters)
Available 2012B
SIFS 
Optical 
spectrograph
IFU
7.8X1.5@0.3" 
3.9X7.5@0.15"
 VPH gratings
1,000-30,000
CCD mini-mosaic
2x4096x4096
0.32-0.85 Commissioning 2012B

 

SMARTS Instruments

Telescope Instrument Slit or FOV (arcmin) Resolving Power or scale
(arcsec/pix)
Wavelength range (micron)
or Filters
Observing Mode
1.5-m
(60-inch)  
1.5-m R-C
Spectrograph
 
 single slit 1.5 <10,000 0.32-0.90 Entirely service/queue mode. 

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CHIRON Spectrograph one star <140,000 0.41-0.87
1.3-m
(ex-2MASS)
ANDICAM
Optical imager
2.4x2.4 0.274
(Binning 2x2)
BVRI Entirely service/queue mode
ANDICAM 
IR imager
6.0x6.0 0.369
(Binning 2x2)
YJHK
1.0-m
ex-YALO
Y4K CAM
Optical imager
20.0x20.0 0.289 BVRcIc
SDSS ugriz
U+CuSO4
Classical only. Observers may be asked to observe ~1 hour/night for "spill-over" 
programs from the 1.3m, requested time will be extended in compensation.
0.9-m
(36-inch)
CFCCD 2K
Optical imager
13.6x13.6 0.401 0.31-1.00 Mixture of classical and service/queue observing, each run is 7 nights duration.

CTIO Instruments No Longer Available

CTIO Mosaic II - optical wide field imager (inactive)
4-m RC Spectrograph (retired)
NEWFIRM - infrared wide field imager (transfered back to Mayall 4-m at Kitt Peak)