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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). Currently the instrument has excessive aberrations away from the center of the field-of-view. Please check the image quality link for more info.
  • Net imaging throughput for the system (laboratory curves):