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Camera & Imaging Properties

Details for the measured laboratory values of the plate scale, imaging field of view, image quality, and imaging throughput in various filters are provided here. These numbers are for FLAMINGOS-2 with the f/16 beam.


  • Plate scale: 0.18 arcsec/pixel
  • Imaging field of view: 371.18 arcsec2 = 6.19 arcmin2
  • Image quality: The specs are: 50% encircled energy (EE) in 25 microns diameter; 80% EE in 43 microns diameter at the detector (18 microns/pixel). The delivered image quality is as expected. Please check the image quality link for information related to the recent work done to improve the image quality.
  • Net imaging throughput for the system (laboratory curves):