SpeX: 0.7-5.3 Micron Medium-Resolution Spectrograph and Imager
NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility(IRTF), Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

@ Technical Documentation

Staff Documentation

  • Shutdown Instructions
  • Power up Instructions
  • Staff TroubleShooting Guide
  • Temperature Monitor Graphs and Get Data Temperature Page

    Cryostat Documentation

  • CAD Drawings
  • Photos
  • Electronics
  • Computers and Software

    Computer and Software Documentation

    Spex 2.0

    In 2013, the spex computers and software was upgraded along with the spectrograph H2RG, and IARC controllers. This SpeX 2.0 system uses Linux CentOS x86 computer for the Bigdog, Guidedog, and Littledog, as well as new cool rack electronics for the instrument control. SpeX 2.0 was used at the IRTF from July 2014.
    Important links:

    Archive of SpeX 1.0 Documentation

    SpeX 1.0 is the SPARC/Solaris VME computer system with the Ixthos DSP controller boards to run the array controller. Documentation and notes for this system is archived here. Spex 1.0 was used at the IRTF from May 2000 to Jan 2014


    Contact Mike Connelley for further information or assistance