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KIR: the high-spatial-resolution 1024x1024 near-infrared camera of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
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Paper Abstract

KIR is a 1024 by 1024 near-IR camera used with the adaptive optics Bonnette (PUEO) of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. The camera houses a 1024 by 1024 HgCdTe and simple refractive optics providing diffraction-limited images with an image scale of 0.035 inch/pixel. First light was obtained in December 1997. The throughput of the camera, from the top of the atmosphere down to the atmosphere down to the detector including PUEO, is 19 percent, 20 percent and 21 percent at J, H and K, respectively. This project is a collaboration between the Universite de Montreal, the Observatoire Midi Pyrenees and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. The design and performance of the instrument are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317211
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Doyon, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Daniel Nadeau, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Philippe Vallee, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Barry Michael Starr, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
F. Beigbeder, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenee (France)
Sylvie Brau-Nogue, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenee (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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