Michigan State UniversitySpartan Infrared Camera

High Resolution Imaging for the SOAR Telescope

The Spartan Infrared Camera is a near-IR imager combining a wide field with high angular resolution. It operates in the 0.9–2.4μm wavelength range.

  • The detectors are four HAWAII-2 arrays, each with 2048×2048 pixels.
  • The field of view is 5×5 arcmin2 with 0.066 arcsec pixels.
  • It has Y, J, H, and K broad-band filters and 9 narrow-band filters for imaging emission lines.
  • Built by Michigan State University (PI: Ed Loh) with substantial participation from Brazil

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0242794. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Contact Information

  • NOAO staff contact for Spartan:
  • Spartan Camera PI:
  • Regarding SOAR:

Funding By

  • Michigan State University
  • SOAR Telescope
  • National Council for Scientific and Technological Developement of Brazil (CNPq)
  • State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
  • US National Science foundation (NSF)