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The JCMT future instrumentation project
Author(s): Jessica T. Dempsey; Paul T. P. Ho; Craig Walther; Per Friberg; Dan Bintley; Ming-Tang Chen
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Paper Abstract

Under the new operational purview of the East Asian Observatory, the JCMT continues to produce premier wide-field submillimetre science. Now the Observatory looks to embark on an ambitious series of instrumentation upgrades and opportunities to keep the telescope at the bleeding edge of its performance capabilities, whilst harnessing the collaborative expertise of the participating EAO regions and its JCMT partners. New heterodyne instruments include a new receiver at 230 GHz, a super array (90 pixels) at 345 GHz and the upgrade possibilities for the continuum camera SCUBA-2. In addition, the opportunities for PI and visiting instruments, including TimePilot and Gismo-2 will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990807 (3 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231564
Show Author Affiliations
Jessica T. Dempsey, East Asian Observatory (United States)
Paul T. P. Ho, East Asian Observatory (United States)
Craig Walther, East Asian Observatory (United States)
Per Friberg, East Asian Observatory (United States)
Dan Bintley, East Asian Observatory (United States)
Ming-Tang Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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