irsf_55i

IRSF telescope

1.4  m (55.1 inch)

Index:

Summary; History; Current; Technical; Sources; Links; Gallery:

In brief

Important  Contributions:

Description:
Dedicated  instrument for the Infrared Survey Facility (IRSF) project.

Historical Background

Owners:
Partnership  between
S.A.A.O. and Nagoya  University in Japan

Where  Located:
Sutherland

Current  Information

Present  Location:
Sutherland

Owner:
Partnership  between S.A.A.O. and Nagoya University in Japan

Status:
Operational

Condition:

Technical  Details

Type: Reflector (alt-azimuth)
Aperture: 140 cm (55.1 inch)
Focal Length:
Mirror:
Mounting: Alt – Azimuth
Attachments:

  • SIRIUS camera (Simultaneous 3 colour Infrared Imager for Unbiased  Surveys) functioning at J (1.25), H (1.65), and K (2.15) micron wavelengths.

Manufacturer:
Operational History:

  • 2000 November 15: Opened.

Building: 7,5-m dome with full flow through ventilation.

Sources

Documentation:

Pictorial  Sources:

Bibliography:

  • MNASSA,  Vol. 59, Nos. 11 & 12, December 2000.
  • MNASSA,  Vol. 60, Nos. 1 & 2, February 2001.
  • Smits  P. A Brief History of Astronomy in Southern Africa. (Unpublished).

Gallery