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SCUBA-2: a large format submillimeter camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Author(s): Wayne S. Holland; William Duncan; B. D. Kelly; Kent D. Irwin; Anthony J. Walton; Peter A. R. Ade; E. Ian Robson
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Paper Abstract

SCUBA-2 is a second generation, wide-field submillimetre camera under development for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. With over 12,000 pixels, in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will map the submillimetre sky up to 1000 times faster than the current SCUBA instrument to the same signal-to-noise. Many areas of astronomy will benefit from such a highly sensitive survey instrument: from studies of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe to understanding star and planet formation in our own Galaxy. Due to be operational in 2006, SCUBA-2 will also act as a "pathfinder" for the new generation of submillimetre interferometers (such as ALMA) by performing large-area surveys to an unprecedented depth. The baseline design, projected telescope performance and scientific impact of SCUBA-2 are discussed in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459152
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne S. Holland, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United States)
William Duncan, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United States)
B. D. Kelly, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Kent D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Anthony J. Walton, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Peter A. R. Ade, Univ. of Wales/Cardiff (United Kingdom)
E. Ian Robson, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4855:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy
Thomas G. Phillips; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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