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A new mid-infrared camera for ground-based 30 micron observations: MAX38
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a new infrared camera MAX38 (Mid-infrared Astronomical eXplorer) for long mid-infrared (25-40 micron) astronomy for the Univ. of Tokyo Atacama 1.0-meter telescope which is the world highest infrared telescope at 5,640m altitude. Thanks to the high altitude and dry weather condition of the Atacama site we can access the 30-micron wavelength region from ground-based telescopes for the first time in the world. We employ a Si:Sb 128×128 array detector to cover the wide mid-infrared wavelength range from 8 to 38 micron. The development of the MAX38 has been almost completed. Test observations in N-band wavelength at Hiroshima Kanata telescope (Hiroshima, Japan) was successfully carried out on June 2007 and March 2008. The first 30-micron observation at Atacama is scheduled in the spring of 2009.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701428 (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787739
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Miyata, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shigeyuki Sako, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tomohiko Nakamura, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takashi Onaka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hirokazu Kataza, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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