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Design of the HiCIAO instrument for the Subaru Telescope
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Paper Abstract

HiCIAO, the High-Contrast Coronographic Imager for Adaptive Optics, is a coronographic simultaneous differential imager for the Subaru Telescope Nasmyth focus. It is designed primarily to search for faint companions, brown dwarves and young giant planets, around nearby stars, but will also allow observations of disks around young stars and of emission line regions near other bright central sources. HiCIAO will work in conjunction with the new Subaru Telescope 188 actuator adaptive optics system. It is designed as a flexible, experimental instrument that will grow from the initial, simple coronographic system into more complex, innovative coronographic optics as these technologies become available. The main component of HiCIAO is an infrared camera optimized for spectral simultaneous differential imaging that uses a 2.5 μm HAWAII-2RG detector array operated by a Rockwell Sidecar ASIC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62693V (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670090
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus W. Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Motohide Tamura, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Ryuji Suzuki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Shane Jacobson, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Vern Stahlberger, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Hubert Yamada, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Hideki Takami, Subaru Telescope (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope (United States)
Lyu Abe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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