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The FourStar infrared camera
Author(s): S. E. Persson; Robert Barkhouser; Christoph Birk; Randy Hammond; Albert Harding; E. R. Koch; J. L. Marshall; Patrick J. McCarthy; David Murphy; Joe Orndorff; Gregg Scharfstein; Stephen A. Shectman; Stephen Smee; Alan Uomoto
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Paper Abstract

The FourStar infrared camera is a 1.0-2.5 μm (JHKs) near infrared camera for the Magellan Baade 6.5m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory (Chile). It is being built by Carnegie Observatories and the Instrument Development Group and is scheduled for completion in 2009. The instrument uses four Teledyne HAWAII-2RG arrays that produce a 10.9' × 10.9' field of view. The outstanding seeing at the Las Campanas site coupled with FourStar's high sensitivity and large field of view will enable many new survey and targeted science programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70142V (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790015
Show Author Affiliations
S. E. Persson, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Robert Barkhouser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Christoph Birk, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Randy Hammond, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Albert Harding, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
E. R. Koch, Dedicated Micro Systems (United States)
J. L. Marshall, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Patrick J. McCarthy, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
David Murphy, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Joe Orndorff, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Gregg Scharfstein, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Stephen A. Shectman, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Stephen Smee, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Alan Uomoto, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)


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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