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Title: Near Infrared PICNIC Imager (NIPI) for IUCAA Telescope
Authors: Deep, A
Ramaprakash, A. N
Tandon, S. N
Gupta, R
Burse, M. P
Chordia, P. A
Das, H. K
Engineer, S
Kohok, A. A
Mestry, V. B
Keywords: PICNIC;IUCAA Telescope;Near Infrared- Imager
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Publisher: Astronomical Society of India
Citation: BASI, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 791 - 795
Abstract: In this paper we present the current status of development of the Near Infrared PICNIC Imager (NIPI), which will be the first near-ffi instrument on IUCAA telescope. When used at one of the Cassegrain side ports of the telescope, it gives a plate scale of 0.8 arcsee per pixel at the PICNIC detector array with a field of view of 2.5 arc minutes. It offers imaging capabilities in J, H and K filter bands, with the reimager optimized in H-band for which almost 90encircled energy of a. point source is contained in a. pixel. Hardware and software for infrared readout are being developed at IUCAA.
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