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Differential speckle and wide-field imaging for the Gemini-North and WIYN telescopes
Author(s): Nicholas J. Scott; Steve B. Howell; Elliott P. Horch
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Paper Abstract

Two new instruments are currently being built for the Gemini-North and WIYN telescopes. They are based on the existing DSSI (Differential Speckle Survey Instrument), but the new dual-channel instruments will have both speckle and "wide-field" imaging capabilities. Nearly identical copies of the instrument will be installed as a public access permanent loan at the Gemini-N and WIYN telescopes. Many exoplanet targets will come from the NASA K2 and TESS missions. The faint limiting magnitude, for speckle observations, will remain around 16 to 17th magnitude depending on observing conditions, while wide-field, high speed imaging should be able to go to 21+. For Gemini, the instrument will be remotely operable from either the mid-level facility at Hale Pohaku or the remote operations base in Hilo.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9907, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V, 99072R (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231365
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas J. Scott, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Steve B. Howell, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Elliott P. Horch, Southern Connecticut State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9907:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
Fabien Malbet; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Peter G. Tuthill, Editor(s)

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