ISAAC - Infrared Spectrometer And Array CameraISAAC will be decommissioned during Period 92 to allow the installation of SPHERE.
SummaryISAAC is an IR (1 - 5 μm) imager and spectrograph that lies at the Nasmyth A focus of UT3. It has two 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). Prior to P70, the Aladdin arm was used exclusively at long wavelengths (3- 5 μm). From P70 onwards this arm is also offered for JHK imaging.
Publications based on data obtained with the ISAAC instrument should quote the following reference paper: Moorwood, A. et al. 1998, The Messenger 94, 7.
- Questions related to service mode observations and proposal preparation should be addressed to the User Support Department.
- Questions related to visitor mode observations should be addressed to Paranal Science Operations
- Please send us your comments, suggestions and report errors and inaccurate statements in the web pages and manuals.
Content of these pages
The following items are available on all the ISAAC pages, using the bar on the left.
- Overview: a short description of the instrument
- News: list of changes affecting the instrument and/or its pages.
- Instrument Description: all the important parameters of the instrument.
- Manuals: links to all the documents related to ISAAC.
- Tools: a collection of useful tools and informations for preparing and analyzing the ISAAC observations.
- Instrument Operations Team
- Visitor Instructions: Instrument specific instructions for Visiting Astronomers
This document was last updated: 2013-02-21