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The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey
Author(s): Jon Lawrence; Michael Ashley; Michael Burton; Xiangqun Cui; Vladimir Churilov; Robert Content; Peter Gillingham; Karl Glazebrook; Bozhong Gu; Michael Ireland; Xiang Jiang; Haiping Lu; Anna Moore; Jeremy Mould; Nicholas F. Staszak; Julia Tims; Peter Tuthill; Lifan Wang; Xiangyan Yuan; Kaiyuan Zhang; Ross Zhelem; Jessica Zheng
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Paper Abstract

AST3-NIR is a new infrared camera for deployment with the AST3-3 wide-field survey telescope to Dome A on the Antarctic plateau. This project is designed to take advantage of the low Antarctic infrared sky thermal background (particularly within the Kdark near infrared atmospheric window at 2.4 μm) and the long Antarctic nights to provide high sensitivity temporal data from astronomical sources. The data collected from the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey (KISS) will be used to conduct a range of astronomical science cases including the study of supernovae, exo-planets, variable stars, and the cosmic infrared background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990851 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233317
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Michael Ashley, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Michael Burton, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Xiangqun Cui, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Vladimir Churilov, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Robert Content, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Peter Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Karl Glazebrook, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Bozhong Gu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Michael Ireland, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Xiang Jiang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Haiping Lu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Anna Moore, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeremy Mould, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Nicholas F. Staszak, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Julia Tims, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Peter Tuthill, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Lifan Wang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Xiangyan Yuan, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Kaiyuan Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Ross Zhelem, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Jessica Zheng, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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