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The Mauna Kea Observatories near-infrared filter set for 1-5 µm
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Paper Abstract

A description of a new 1-5 micron filter set for infrared photometry is presented. This new Mauna Kea Observatories near-infrared filter set is designed to reduce background noise, improve photometric transformations from observatory to observatory, provide greater accuracy in extrapolating to zero airmass, and reduce the color dependence in the extinction coefficient in photometric reductions. Through this effort we hope to establish a single standard set of infrared filters for ground-based astronomy. A complete technical description is presented to facilitate the production of similar filters in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461441
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Alan T. Tokunaga, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Douglas A. Simons, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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