The ISAAC instrument. ISAAC is an infrared (1 - 5 μm) imager and spectrograph mounted on the Nasmyth B focus of the VLT UT1. It has two independent arms, one equipped with a 1024 x 1024 Hawaii Rockwell array and the other with a 1024 x 1024 InSb Aladdin array from Santa Barbara Research Center. The Hawaii arm is used at short wavelengths (1 - 2.5 μm). The Aladdin arm is used predominantly at long wavelengths (3 - 5 μm) but is also available for short wavelength imaging with broad band filters.
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:22|
|Size:||2880 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
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