Instruments Currently Available

Rev. 09/01/17

IRTF Facility Instruments

SpeX, 0.7-5.3 micron medium-resolution spectrograph

iSHELL, 1.1-5.3 micron cross-dispersed spectrograph and imager.

MORIS, Andor 512 x 512 pixel CCD camera mounted at the side-facing window of SpeX

Collaborative PI/Facility Instrument

We are delaying the availability of MIRSI by 6 months due to problems in the instrument's upgrade program. We anticipate commissioning no earlier than 2018A and open use in 2018B. MIRSI is being upgraded from being liquid helium cooled to a closed cycle cooler, and will have a simultaneous visible light imaging capability. For further information, please contact Mike Connelley.

MIRSI, 8-26 micron camera and grism spectrometer with 320x240 Si:As array with 0.27 arcsec/pixel
Dr. Lynne Deustch, P.I. (deceased); Dr. James Jackson, representative for P.I., Boston University
MIRSI Instrument Team:Joe Hora, Marc Kassis, Joe Adam, and Eric Tollestrup
Phone:617-353-6499 (J. Jackson)
Proposal and Technical (Mike Connelley), (Bobby Bus)

Visitor Instruments

Listed here are visitors' instruments often used at the IRTF. The PIs who own these instruments have agreed to consider collaborative applications from other astronomers for observing programs using them. Such programs must be agreed with the PIs who are listed for each instrument and the applications must be submitted jointly with the relevant PI. These instruments are not supported by the IRTF, and the costs of their transport and operation must be borne by PIs and their collaborators.

TEXES, 8-26 micron high resolution grating spectrograph
Dr. Tommy Greathouse, SWRI

BASS, medium resolution 3-14 micron spectrometer 116 element, non-scanning prism system
Dr. Ray Russell, Aerospace Corp.

HIPWAC, 7-13 micron heterodyne spectrograph R>106
Dr. Tim Livengood, NASA Goddard

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