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These Web pages are the Documentation for the FOCAL PLANE MECHANISMS area designed by The Observatories in Pasadena, CA. Other parts of the system in the renderings below, designed by the Johns Hopkins University Instrument Development Group (IDG),
are not part of this documentation.

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The Four Star infrared camera is a 4096 x 4096 equivalent pixel area covering the J,H,Ks bands that employs an array of four Teledyne HAWAII-2RG detectors that produce a 10.9' x 10.9' field of view. The instrument is under construction for the Magellan Baade 6.5m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. Intended to provide a deep extragalactic survey capability, it is also expected to see service in more focused situations. FourStar uses an all-refractive optical system similar to the proven PANIC imager installed at Magellan. Carnegie has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University Instrument Development Group (IDG) for work on the mechanical and opto-mechanical design and maintains close contact with Rockwell Scientific on detector and readout electronics issues.
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About these Four Star Web pages:
All underlined entries on the BOMs are links to 2D drawings, manufacturer's data sheets, 3D renderings, or 3D-Solids.
Almost all 2D drawings have rectangles with "Click here to see 3D solid models" and "Click here to get SAT file". These rectangles are not visible when printing the PDFs. All 2D drawings are printable PDFs.
All balloons on 2D assemblies have links to other drawings or data sheets.
The 3D-Solids can be rotated, zoom-in/out. Click on the object and move the mouse to rotate them.
Note that the renderings of the assemblies have hot-spots that link to other assemblies or parts in the Four Star Focal Plane Mechanisms data base. Move the mouse around the rederings to see a brief part description, click on them to get the link.