Pogge, R.W., Depoy, D.L., Atwood, B., O'Brien, T.P., Byard, P., Martini, P., Stephens, A., Gatley, I., Merrill, M., Vrba, F.J., and Henden, A.A. 1998, Proceedings of the SPIE, 3354, 414.
The MDM/Ohio State/ALADDIN Infrared Camera (MOSAIC) is a general purpose near infrared (0.9 - 2.5 micron) imaging camera and medium-resolution (R=1300) long-slit spectrometer in use on the MDM 1.3-m and 2.4-m telescopes and the Kitt Peak 2.1-m and 4-m telescopes. In cooperation with NOAO and USNO, MOSAIC is one of the first general-purpose near-IR instruments available to the astronomical community that uses a first-generation 1024x512 ALADDIN InSb array, with the capability to use a full 1024x1024 array once one becomes available. MOSAIC provides two imaging plate scales (narrow- and wide-field), and a variety of long-slit grism spectroscopic modes. This paper describes the general instrument design and capabilities, and presents represetative scientific results.
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