SPARTAN Near-IR Camera

System Overview

The Spartan Infrared Camera is a high spatial resolution near-IR imager.  Spartan has a focal plane consisting of four "Hawaii-II" 2048x2048 pixel HgCdTe detectors. NOTE - the detectors don't have all quadrants fully functional - see the "Cookbook" for details. Although two different scales were provided, only one is now supported: the f/12 channel offers an FOV of 5.04 x 5.04 arcmin at 0.066 arcsec/pixel; the scale was chosen to resolve the diffraction-limited core of tip-tilt-corrected images in the H, and K bands. The f/21 channel, which has been disabled, had an FOV of 3.05 x 3.05 arcmin with a scale of 0.040 arcsec/pixel (Loh et al., 2012, PASP, 124, 343). Spartan has two filter wheels which together can hold a total of 29, 50mm diameter filters of thickness up to 15mm.  Broadband Y, J, H and K (based on the MKO-NIR prescription) and 9 narrow-band filters are available.
For more information, contact the SPARTAN support staff.

SPARTAN Cheat Sheet

Exposure Times with SPARTAN

Spartan Filters


Further information is available from the Spartan IRC home page at MSU