MIRSI Optical Camera (MOC)
NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility(IRTF), Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

MIRSI Optical Camera (MOC) is a visible wavelength camera attached to the MIRSI Infrared Insturment. A dichroic len in MIRSI allows both infrared and visible observation for MIRSI. MOC is based on the IRTF's MORIS, and the MIT POETS. Its key features include:

Quick User Info:


2022-01 - MOC (and MIRIS) first shared use with an observer on Jan 17, 2022.

2020-06 - MOC is installed at the IRTF. 1st light on 2020-06-03. 

2018-08 - The camera and filter wheel is mounted in the MIRSI frame. And the coolrack power supply is built.
  Test Image, and lab pictures: 1808-pics

2018-05 - The Andor iXon Ultra (SN 10744) camera for MOC arrived. MIRSI is still in the IRLAB (repairs ongoing).
  1st Lab test images are here: 1805-ixon_ultra

2018-01 - The upgraded MIRSI cryostat (with a close cycle cooler) is delivered to the IRTF. 
 The plan was to integrated the array once MIRSI arrive, but dewar repair work did
 not meeting specifications. IRTF started some serious MIRSI work.

2016-11 - The Ixon Ultra Camera and the new software being developed for MOC was deployed on MORIS,
 replacing the 2008 Ixon Camera, and old Moris software, driver, and OS.
 A new camera system will be purchased for MOC.

2016-04 - development on the MOC started. The Ixon Ultra camera arrived in June (but given to MORIS in 2016-11), 
 The 1st image using the updated Linux software taken in October: 161010-moc-1st-image.png

Contact Bobby Bus for further information and assistance.