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Wide Field STELLA Imaging Photometer (WiFSIP)

The Wide Field STELLA Imaging Photometer (WIFSIP) is a large-format CCD imager and photometer for STELLA and RoboTel.
Wide Field STELLA Imaging Photometer (WiFSIP)

The STELLA/WiFSIP instrument during commissioning in March 2010

The Wide Field STELLA Imaging Photometer (WIFSIP) is the large-format CCD imager and photometer for STELLA. It has a usable FOV of 22'x22' at a scale of 0.32"/Pixel. The detector is a single 4096x4096 back-illuminated thinned CCD (15µm pixels) and a peak QE>90% from the University of Arizona ITL. A second version is mounted on RoboTel.

Available filters are Stromgren uvbyHβ, Hα-narrow and wide (4 and 18 nm FWHM), the Sloan-u'g'r'i'z', and the Johnson-Cousins UBVRI set.

An ETC is available at the main user server.

Upgrade plans are found here.