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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 0.263 62x
2048x4096
CCDs
0.32-1.10
(grizy filters)
Available
COSMOS 
Optical Imager
10 arcmin diameter (imaging) 0.29 e2v (2048x4096) 0.32-0.98 Available
COSMOS
Optical Spectrograph
0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 3.0 arcsec (long slit) ~2200 (with 0.9 arcsec slit) e2v (2048x4096)  0.37-0.98 Available
COSMOS 
Multi-Object Spectrograph
5x10 arcmin (MOS) ~2200 (with 0.9 arcsec slits) e2v
(2048x4096)
0.37-0.98 Available
ARCoIRIS
Single-object IR spectrograph
1.1"x28" ~3500 Hawaii2RG 0.80-2.40 In commissioning

 

 

SOAR Instruments

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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
SAMI 
Optical Imager
3x3 0.045 e2v CCD
4096x4112
0.4-1.05 Available,
GLAO seeing
improvement
Goodman
HTS

Optical Imager
7.2 diameter 0.15 Fairchild CCD 
4096x4096
0.32-0.98 Available
Goodman HTS
Optical 
Spectrograph
3.0x5.0 VPH gratings
1,800-14,000 with 0.45 arcsec slit
Fairchild CCD 
4096x4096
0.32-0.98 Available

Goodman HTS
Multi-Object
Spectrograph
3.0x5.0 VPH gratings 1,800-14,000 with 0.45 arcsec slit Fairchild CCD 4096x4096 0.32-0.98 Available
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
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
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
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)  
CHIRON
Spectrograph
 
 one star <140,000 0.41-0.87 Entirely service/queue mode. 

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
Closed
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 (retired)
4-m RC Spectrograph (retired)
NEWFIRM - infrared wide field imager (transfered back to Mayall 4-m at Kitt Peak)

ISPI - IR imager (inactive)
Hydra - multi-object optical spectrograph (retired)

1.5-m R-C Spectrograph (inactive)