Instruments by Type

Instruments at NOAO-South by instrument type

Optical Imagers 

Telescope Instrument FOV
(armin)
Scale
(asec/pix)
Detector Wavelegth range 
(micron) or filters
Blanco DECam 3sq. degrees 0.263 62x 2048X4096 
LBNL CCDs
0.3-1.1 (ugrizY+VR)
Blanco COSMOS 10 arcmin diameter 0.29 e2v 2048x4096 0.32-0.98
SOAR SOI 5.25x5.25 0.077 e2v CCD 
mini-mosaic 
2x 4096x2048
0.31-1.05
SOAR Goodman
HTS
7.2 diameter 0.15 Fairchild CCD 
4096x4096
0.36-0.92
1.3-m ANDICAM 2.4x2.4 0.274 
(Binning 2x2)
Fairchild 447 
2048x2048 CCD
BVRI
0.9-m CFCCD 13.6x13.6 0.401 SITe 2048x2048 
CCD    
 0.31-1.0

IR Imagers 

Telescope Instrument FOV
(armin)
Scale
(asec/pix)
Detector Wavelegth range
(micron) or filters
SOAR Spartan   0.043
0.073
HAWAII-2 HgCdTe 
mosaic 4x 2048X2048
1.0-2.2
SOAR OSIRIS 3.2X3.2
1.3X1.3
0.321
0.139
NICMOS4 HgCdTe
1024x1024
1.0-2.5
1.3-m ANDICAM 6.0x6.0 0.369
(Binning2x2)
Rockwell 1024x1024
HgCdTe "Hawaii" array
YJHK

  

Optical Spectrographs

Telescope Instrument FOV Resolving Power Detector Wavelength
range (micron)
Blanco COSMOS Long slit - 10 arcmin long slit ~2,200 with 0.9 arcsec slit e2v 2048x4096 0.32-0.98
Blanco COSMOS MOS - 5.0x10.0 arcmin ~2,200 with 0.9 arcsec slit e2v 2048x4096 0.32-0.98
SOAR Goodman
HTS
Long slit - 4 arcmin long slit VPH gratings
1,800 - 14,000 with 0.45 arcsec slit
Fairchild CCD
4096x4096
0.32-0.98
SOAR Goodman
HTS
MOS - 3.0x5.0 arcmin VPH gratings 1,800 - 14,000 with 0.45 arcsec slit Fairchild CCD 4096x4096 0.32-0.98
SOAR SIFS 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
1.5-m CHIRON   one star <140,000 4096x4096 0.41-0.87

 (*) These detectors are going to be changed.

  

IR Spectrograph 

 

Telescope Instrument Slit (") Resolving Power Detector Wavelegth range
(micron)

SOAR 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanco

OSIRIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCoIRIS

175"x0.98"
66"x0.41"
24"x0.98"

 

 

 

 

 

 

slit: 28"x1.1"

1,200-3,000
1,400 X-disp

 

 

~3500

HgCdTe 
1024x1024

 

 

 

 

HgCdTe

1024x2048

1.0-2.2
(J,H,K)

 

 

 

0.8-2.4 

(z'YJHK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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