The Palomar Integral Field Spectrograph

The PIFS is a cryogenic, image slicing, integral field spectrograph operating in the near-infrared on the Palomar 200-inch Telescope.

Instrument Overview


Preprint describing PIFS (g-zipped PostScript)

Observer's Aids

Color diagram of the PIFS Layout, in PostScript form (will print fine in B&W)

PIFS Manual in g-zipped PostScript format (113 pages, 2.6MB unpacked).

PIFS Log Sheet, PostScript

G-star analog computer, consisting of G-star plot and airmass overlay. Also available is a split version of the G-star plot, plus instructions on the use of these materials.

PostScript Plot of the calibration lamp lines (Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon) taken with the HNA spectrograph at a resolution of approximately 1000 for the J, H, and K atmospheric bands. A more complete text listing of the lamp lines is also available.

Pictures of PIFS

Link to Gallery


First PIFS data!


HNA Spectrograph Stuff