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Title The VISTA IR camera
Abstract The VISTA IR Camera has now completed its detailed design phase and is on schedule for delivery to ESO's Cerro Paranal Observatory in 2006. The camera consists of 16 Raytheon VIRGO 2048×2048 HgCdTe arrays in a sparse focal plane sampling a 1.65 degree field of view. A 1.4m diameter filter wheel provides slots for 7 distinct science filters, each comprising 16 individual filter panes. The camera also provides autoguiding and curvature sensing information for the VISTA telescope, and relies on tight tolerancing to meet the demanding requirements of the f/1 telescope design. The VISTA IR camera is unusual in that it contains no cold pupil-stop, but rather relies on a series of nested cold baffles to constrain the light reaching the focal plane to the science beam. In this paper we present a complete overview of the status of the final IR Camera design, its interaction with the VISTA telescope, and a summary of the predicted performance of the system.
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Journal Article Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 5492 (2004): 988-997. doi:10.1117/12.551378 2004