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Commissioning of the infrared imaging survey (IRIS) system
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Rolf Chini; Bo Reipurth; Miguel Murphy; Roland Lemke; Ramon Watermann; Shane Jacobson; Karsten Bischoff; Taylor Chonis; Denny Dement; Ryan Terrien; Kimberley Bott; Sydney Provence
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Imaging System (IRIS) is a 0.8m telescope and a 1024×1024 pixels camera (IRISCAM) with a HAWAII-1 detector array. IRIS is located at the Cerro Armazones Observatory in Chile that is operated by the Ruhr University Bochum jointly with the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. It will be used primarily to survey star-forming regions for variability. Our goal is to discover young stellar objects undergoing accretion instabilities or rotational modulation of star spots, eclipsing binaries, and variable reflection nebulae. The telescope and the infrared camera are completed and first light was achieved in May of 2010. IRIS is currently being tested and characterized, before the longterm monitoring project will commence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77351A (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856288
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus W. Hodapp, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Rolf Chini, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Bo Reipurth, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Miguel Murphy, Univ. Católica del Norte (Chile)
Roland Lemke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Ramon Watermann, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Shane Jacobson, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Karsten Bischoff, Halfmann Teleskoptechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Taylor Chonis, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Denny Dement, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Ryan Terrien, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Kimberley Bott, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Sydney Provence, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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