Hyperspectral All-Sky Cameras (NORUSCAII)


University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Scientific objectives
Instruments are designed to do low light all-sky hyperspectral imaging. Auroral morphology, airglow or any object visible on the night sky is the target for these instruments.

Triangulation is conducted by a twin instrument located in Barentsburg, 50 km in distance from KHO.

PI: Fred Sigernes
Address: UNIS, P.O. Box 156,
N-9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
E-mail: fred@unis.no
Phone/Fax: +47 79023335/01

Photo of the NORUSCA II twins
Instrument specifications
Camera: NORUSCA II x2
Spatial coverage: All-Sky
Exposure time: > 1 second/channel
Detector head: EMCCD
Resolution: 512 x 512
F-value: 1.0
Filter: Liguid Crystal Tunable Filter (LCTF)
Bandpass: ~7nm

Example Channels (15x):
  [CH1] 470.9 nm N2+ 1N(0-2)
  [CH2] 557.7 nm [OI]
  [CH3] 630.0 nm [OI]
  [CH4] 427.8 nm N2+ 1N(0-1)
  [CH5] 450.0 nm BCK
  [CH6] 486.1 nm Hβ
  [CH7] 500.2 nm NII
  [CH8] 568.0 nm NII
  [CH9] 589.0 nm NaI
  [CH10] 636.4 nm [OI]
  [CH11] 656.3 nm Hα
  [CH12] 662.4 nm N2 1P(6-3)
  [CH13] 670.5 nm N2 1P(5-2)
  [CH14] 676.4 nm N2 1P(11-9)
  [CH15] 700.0 nm BCK