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Available Telescopes and Instruments

CCD and IR Control Manuals

MONSOON Operating Instructions For the WIYN Bench Spectrograph

Imaging Manuals

Filter Information
Imagers currently in use at KPNO:
ODI: One Degree Imager
WHIRC: WIYN High-Resolution Infrared Camera Information
Imagers no longer in use at KPNO:
Direct Imaging Manual for Kitt Peak    [PDF Version]
MOSAIC - General Documentation
KPNO MOSAIC CCD Imager User Manual    [PDF Version]
NEWFIRM User Information
NEWFIRM User Manual
An Observer's Guide to Taking CCD Data with ICE    [PDF Version]
IR Instrument Control System WildFire    [PDF Version]
IR Imager Manual    [PostScript]
TIFKAM/ONIS Infrared Imaging Spectrograph - Instrument Reference Manual
SQIID Simultaneous Quad Infrared Imaging Detector User's Manual    [PDF Version]
FLAMINGOS IR Imaging/Spectrograph Information
The WIYN Mini-Mosaic Imager Manual    [PDF Version]
The WIYN Arcon-IRAF Interface: A User's Guide    [PDF Version]
The WIYN Tip/Tilt Imager (WTTM) Manual    [PDF Version]

Spectroscopy Manuals

Spectral Atlas Central
A CCD Atlas of Helium/Neon/Argon Spectra    [PDF Version]

Spectrographs currently in use at KPNO:
Hydra instrument information
A Quick Guide to Reducing WIYN Hydra Data    [PDF Version]
WIYN IFUs:
SparsePak
HexPak & GradPak

Spectrographs no longer in use at KPNO:
KOSMOS Instrument Manual
Mask Design Software for C/KOSMOS
Low-to-Moderate Resolution Optical Spectroscopy Manual for Kitt Peak    [PDF Version]
The 4-Meter R. C. Spectrograph - Instrument Reference Manual    [PDF Version]
Echelle Spectrograph Instrumentation Operation Manual    [PDF Version]
Phoenix User's Home Page
IRAF Phoenix Data Reduction Exercise [README]- download the 17MB tar file
Hydra/WIYN Users Manual [PDF Version] -v6
Coudé Spectrograph    [PDF Version]
Coudé Feed Telescope Help Pages    [PDF Version]
IR Cryogenic Spectrometer CRSP    [PostScript]
FLAMINGOS IR Imaging/Spectrograph Information
The Revised Gold Camera User's Manual    [PDF Version]
IRMOS Performance Summary 14Mar06    [PDF Version]
The Multi-Aperture Red Spectrometer (MARS) Manual
NICMASS/Coudé Feed Operating Manual    [PDF Version]
TIFKAM/ONIS Infrared Imaging Spectrograph - Instrument Reference Manual

Telescope Manuals

Four Meter LTO Handbooks (NOAO only)

Miscellaneous

WIYN Autolog - Applicable also for 4-Meter Instrumentation
Some basic IRAF docs:
IRAF Beginner's Guide    [PostScript]
A User's Introducton to the IRAF Command Language    [PostScript]
An Introductory Guide to IRAF Scripts    [PostScript]
IRAF documentation site


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