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HAWK-I: A new wide-field 1- to 2.5-μm imager for the VLT
Author(s): Jean-Francois Pirard; Markus Kissler-Patig; Alan Moorwood; Peter Biereichel; Bernard Delabre; Reinhold Dorn; Gert Finger; Domingo Gojak; Gotthard Huster; Yves Jung; Franz Koch; Miska Le Louarn; Jean-Louis Lizon; Leander Mehrgan; Eszter Pozna; Armin Silber; Barbara Sokar; Joerg Stegmeier
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Paper Abstract

HAWK-I (High Acuity, Wide field K-band Imaging) is a 0.9 μm - 2.5 μm wide field near infrared imager designed to sample the best images delivered over a large field of 7.5 arcmin x 7.5 arcmin. HAWK-I is a cryogenic instrument to be installed on one of the Very Large Telescope Nasmyth foci. It employs a catadioptric design and the focal plane is equipped with a mosaic of four HAWAII 2 RG arrays. Two filter wheels allow to insert broad band and narrow band filters. The instrument is designed to remain compatible with an adaptive secondary system under study for the VLT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578293
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Francois Pirard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Kissler-Patig, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alan Moorwood, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Peter Biereichel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhold Dorn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gert Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Domingo Gojak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gotthard Huster, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Yves Jung, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Franz Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Miska Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Louis Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Leander Mehrgan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Eszter Pozna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Armin Silber, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Barbara Sokar, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Joerg Stegmeier, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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