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ABU/SPIREX: South Pole thermal IR experiment
Author(s): Albert M. Fowler; Nigel Sharp; William J. Ball; Antony Schinckel; Michael C. B. Ashley; Maxime Boccas; John W. V. Storey; Darren L. DePoy; Paul Martini; Doyal A. Harper Jr.; Rodney Marks
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Paper Abstract

ABU is a NOAO IR imaging camera designed for evaluating the performance of the 1024x1024 Aladdth InSb array. For this experiment, it was outfitted with five filters (see Figure 9) m the 3-5 micron range to exploit the low water vapor and lower air temperatures at the South Pole. At the South Pole it was integrated with the CARA SPIREX (South Pole Infrared Explorer) telescope. Figure 1 is a picture of the telescope showing the environmental box (the white box by the author). which protected ABU and its electronics from ambient environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317243
Show Author Affiliations
Albert M. Fowler, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Nigel Sharp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
William J. Ball, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Antony Schinckel, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Michael C. B. Ashley, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Maxime Boccas, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
John W. V. Storey, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Darren L. DePoy, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Paul Martini, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Doyal A. Harper Jr., Yerkes Observatory/Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Rodney Marks, Yerkes Observatory/Univ. of Chicago (United States)


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

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