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Simulations and performances of AMICA at Dome C
Author(s): G. Di Rico; M. Dolci; G. Valentini; M. Cantiello
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Paper Abstract

Simulations of the expected performances of AMICA (Antarctic Multiband Infrared Camera) mounted on ITM (Infrared Telescope Maffei, formerly IRAIT) at Dome C, Antarctica, are here presented. The computation has been carried out through the analysis of images obtained by a focal plane simulator, here described, taking into account the telescope and the imaging system characteristics (optics, read-out electronics and detectors) and the site properties. The evaluation of the expected S/N ratio in various near- and mid-infrared pass-bands are fundamental to properly define the observational plans and the scheduling of the robotic observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844641 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925996
Show Author Affiliations
G. Di Rico, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
M. Dolci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
G. Valentini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
M. Cantiello, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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