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Deep thermal infrared capability for the Multiple Mirror Telescope: demands of multimirror telescope technology on infrared instrumentation
Author(s): Luke D. Keller; B. A. Sabol; George H. Rieke
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) facility and discusses the demands placed upon the MMT by observations with the Thermal Infrared Photometer system, with special attention given to the subsequent modifications of the MMT-Photometer facility. It is shown that the MMT-Photometer competes well in sensitivity with similar detector systems currently operating on conventional single-mirror telescopes. The instrument will reach N (10.6 microns) magnitudes of 10 or better in integrations of one hour through a 5.4 arcsec aperture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19085
Show Author Affiliations
Luke D. Keller, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
B. A. Sabol, MMT Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
George H. Rieke, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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