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Draft specification for NICS, the Infrared Camera/Spectrometer of TNG

  1. Introduction
  2. Observing capabilities
  3. General technical description
  4. Expected performances
  5. Optical system
    • The Lens System
    • Filters, Grims and Polarizers
  6. Mechanics and Cryogenics
    • Mechanical Design
    • Cryogenic system
  7. Electronics
  8. Software
    • Low software
    • High Software
    • Data Reduction
  9. References

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Telescopio Nazionale Galileo

Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory

Arcetri Infrared Instrumentation Group
Largo E.Fermi 5 I-50125 Firenze
Phone (Italy) 055 2752 289
Fax (Italy) 055 2752 292
e-mail (Internet)

Prepared by Franco Lisi with the technical input from Carlo Baffa, Gianni Comoretto, Sandro Gennari, Roberto Maiolino and Ernesto Oliva
Firenze, August 1997