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General information on several IR telescopes

Tel.OwnerLocationD
(m)
Focusf/#IR rangeFOV
(o)
CoatingCost
(M$)
Installation
DCTUSAArizona4.2C/PF6.2/2.30.3-1.00.5-2.0Al432003-2012
VISTAESOChile4.1C3.250.9-2.31.65Ag/3602000-2009
SOARCo.Chile4.1C/N9.8/16.60.3-2.514.4'Al321998-2002
TNGITLa Palma3.6N110.9-2.525'Ag 1989-1998
WIYNUSAArizona3.5C/N/1.751-2.512'Al14(1)1989-1994
UKIRTUKHawaii3.8C/Cd9/191.0-5.0 Ag/Dia1-301975-1979
  • (1) Primary mirror, support system, and the site were provided by NOAO; therefore, they are not included in the calculation of the cost.
  • It is not clear whether the focal-plane tools were taken into account in the calculation of the cost.
Focal-plane Detectors
TelescopeIR/ImageIR/SpectraImage + Spectra
DCTLMINIHTS, DeVenyRIMAS
VISTAVIRCAM  
SOARSOI, SPARTANGHTSOSIRIS
TNG SARGNICS, DOLARES
WIYNMiniMo, WHIRC, ODIBench Spectro, Hydra 
UKIRTWFCam, UFTICGS4, IRPOL2UIST, Michelle
Focal-plane Detectors and Topics of Interest
Alg.YR#COSExtAGNGALGRBMCSFSN/PNDSKPSPLAD
WFCAM2003266+++++++++++-
UIST2003100++++-++++++-
UFTI1999199+++++++++++-
CGS41993229++++-++++++-
Michelle199931-++--++-++--
SOI200428-+++-----+-+
SPARTAN20102-------+----
GHTS20049---+---+-+--
OSIRIS20071-+-+--+-----