Electro-Optical Observations

Deep GenIII System


These cameras use ITT Generation 3 Nitecam Model 380i image intensifiers. These systems employ a P40 phosphor with strong response in the red. The intensifer is mated to a COHU 4910 camera via a lens relay. Camera output is fed into a digitzer and directly streamed to disk.


Using a 25 mm f/0.85 lens, these systems are able to achieve stellar limiting magnitudes of +8.5 in a 20x30 degree field of view.