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Gemini near-infrared imager
Author(s): Klaus-Werner Hodapp; Joseph L. Hora; Tony T. Young; Everett M. Irwin; Hubert Yamada; Jeffrey W. Douglass; J. Elon Graves; James Bell; Doug Neill; Louis Robertson
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the main design features of the Gemini Near-IR Imager (NIRI) and its scientific capabilities. NIRI is designed to fully exploit the excellent image quality and low telescope emissivity expected from the Gemini telescope on Mauna Kea. It offers a range of pixel scales matched to different scientific objectives and has spectroscopic as well as polarimetric capabilities. One of its main design features is the use of a near-IR 2 X 2 Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor for tip-tilt and focus control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317280
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Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Joseph L. Hora, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Tony T. Young, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Everett M. Irwin, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Hubert Yamada, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Jeffrey W. Douglass, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
J. Elon Graves, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
James Bell, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Doug Neill, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Louis Robertson, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)


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

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