IntroductionIRCAL is a near infrared camera designed for use with the Adaptive Optics system at the Cassegrain focus of the Shane 3-meter Telescope. IRCAL is equipped with a number of different filters (both broad and narrow band), grisms for spectroscopic work, and a polarimeter. IRCAL has been in operation since 1999. It was designed by Dr. James Graham (UCB) and constructed at UC-Berkeley. IRCAL is part of the Lick Adaptive Optics system and is available to the University of California astronomical community by subscription.
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firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors to manual:
James Graham, James Lloyd, Scott Severson, Elinor Gates