MORIS (MIT Optical Rapid Imaging System)
NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility(IRTF), Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

MORIS (MIT Optical Rapid Imaging System) is an facility science camera used for observing on the IRTF. This high-speed, visible wavelength camera is mounted on the side window of SpeX, an near-IR imager and spectrograph. The design is based on POETS (Portable Occultation, Eclipse, and Transit System), which was developed by MIT and Williams Colleges.

Quick User Info:

MORIS was built as a joint MIT/IRTF project. The original MORIS web page is hosted by MIT at:
This excellent web site documents MORIS's construction and Windows based enviroment.

After MORIS came to the IRTF, a project to run the camera using with a IRTF like interface (XUI, DV) under linux was started in 2011. This site documents the IRTF development effort.

Significant MORIS Milestones

Contact Bobby Bus for further information and assistance.