6.1 FLITECAM Instrument Overview

The First Light Infrared TEst CAMera (FLITECAM) is an infrared camera operating between 1.0 - 5.5 microns. It consists of a 1024x1024 InSb detector with 0.475''x0.475'' pixels and uses refractive optics to provide a ~8' diameter field of view. The instrument has a set of broadband filters for imaging, as well as grisms for moderate resolution spectroscopy.

Additionally, FLITECAM was designed to be co-mounted on the telescope with the High-speed Imaging Photometer for Occultations (HIPO), providing simultaneous optical through near-IR (NIR) imaging capabilities. This mode, called FLIPO, is described in detail under Section 7, below.

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