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PlanetCam UPV/EHU: a simultaneous visible and near infrared lucky-imaging camera to study solar system objects
Author(s): Agustin Sanchez-Lavega; J. F. Rojas; R. Hueso; S. Perez-Hoyos; L. de Bilbao; G. Murga; J. Ariño
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Paper Abstract

PlanetCam is a two-channel camera designed primarily to observe the atmospheres of the planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) and the satellite Titan simultaneously at visible (0.4-1 microns) and NIR (1-2.5 microns) wavelengths with high temporal and spatial resolution. This is accomplished by means of a dichroic beam splitter that separates both beams directing them into two different detectors (visible and NIR channels). Each detector has filter wheels including broad filters and narrow band filters centered in absorption bands characteristic of each planetary atmosphere. Images are acquired and processed using the "lucky imaging" technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84467X (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926149
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Agustin Sanchez-Lavega, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
J. F. Rojas, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
R. Hueso, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
S. Perez-Hoyos, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
L. de Bilbao, IDOM (Spain)
G. Murga, IDOM (Spain)
J. Ariño, IDOM (Spain)


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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