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A UV-visible prime focus camera for the Keck telescopes
Author(s): Peter Gillingham; Jeff Cooke; Karl Glazebrook; Jeremy Mould; Roger Smith; Charles Steidel
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Paper Abstract

Many areas of astronomical research rely on deep blue wide-field imaging. Mauna Kea enjoys the very best UV transparency from the ground and the Keck telescopes with 10 meter f/1.75 primaries are well suited to a prime focus camera with a large angular field. Swinburne University leads a proposal to provide a camera (KWFI, for Keck Wide Field Imager) that is optimized in the UV but works well to 1μm wavelength. Keck has interchangeable top end modules, of which one is now unused and easily capable of housing the required corrector lens and detector enclosure. This paper concentrates on details of the KWFI optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 112030F (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2540717
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Gillingham, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Jeff Cooke, Swinburne Univ. (Australia)
Karl Glazebrook, Swinburne Univ. (Australia)
Jeremy Mould, Swinburne Univ. (Australia)
Roger Smith, Caltech (United States)
Charles Steidel, Caltech (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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