Instruments Currently Available
IRTF Facility Instruments
- SpeX, 0.8-5.5 micron medium-resolution spectrograph
- NSFCAM-2, 1-5.2 micron camera (2048 x 2048 HgCdTe array; rotating polarizer is available as an external attachment.
- CSHELL, 1-5.5 micron high resolution echelle spectrometer (256 x 256 InSb array)
- MORIS, Andor 512 x 512 pixel CCD camera mounted at the side-facing window of SpeX
Collaborative PI/Facility Instrument
|Due to a failure of the array electronics, MIRSI will not be available on the IRTF until further notice. Please check this site for future updates on the instrument status.
|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 contacts:||firstname.lastname@example.org (J. Jackson),
email@example.com (Bobby Bus)
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. Matt Richter, UC Davis|
|BASS, medium resolution 3-14 micron spectrometer 116 element, non-scanning prism system|
|Dr. Ray Russell, Aerospace Corp.|
|Celeste, high-resolution 5-25 micron echelle spectrometer|
|Dr. Don Jennings, NASA Goddard|
|HIPWAC, Heterodyne spectrometer 9-12 micron with a spectral resolution greater than 1,000,000.|
|Dr. Theodor Kostiuk, NASA Goddard|