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MOSAIC/TIFKAM Online Documentation

The MDM/Ohio State Array Infrared Camera (MOSAIC) is a multi-purpose infrared imager & spectrometer built by the Ohio State University in collaboration with the MDM Consortium. It is designed to work primarily at the f/7.5 focus of the Hiltner 2.4-m telescope at 1-2.5 micron wavelengths, and uses a 512x1024 ALADDIN InSb array supplied by NOAO and USNO.

These links provide access to all online documentation related to the MOSAIC/TIFKAM Infrared Imager and Spectrometer as it is used at MDM. The first set are of most interest to general observers, while the second set is primarily intended for technical support personnel.

General Observer Information

The MOSAIC/TIFKAM User's Manual (HTML, 2000 Sept 1)

Current Instrument Configuration Tables (HTML; 2000 Dec 20)

Known MOSAIC Problems (HTML; 1998 Sept 14)

Prospero Manual & Documents

Prospero Observer's Guides & Instrument Reference Cards

1998 Kona SPIE paper [PDF (71Kb)] [PostScript (136Kb)]

Contact Information

Acknowledging MOSAIC/TIFKAM:

When writing papers based on data acquired with MOSAIC/TIFKAM at either MDM or KPNO, we ask that you include the following as part of your acknowledgement (in addition to acknowledging use of MDM or KPNO, as appropriate):

TIFKAM was funded by the Ohio State University, the MDM consortium, MIT, and NSF grant AST-9605012. NOAO and USNO paid for the development of the ALADDIN arrays and contributed the array currently in use in TIFKAM.
It is always a good idea to thank our sponsors, especially NSF.

Technical Support Information

MOSAIC/TIFKAM Help! Documents

Generic ICIMACs Guides

OSU Imaging Sciences Lab main page

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Updated: 2000 December 20 [rwp]