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Improved performances and capabilities of the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) for the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto; Hirokazu Kataza; Takuya Yamashita; Takashi Miyata; Shigeyuki Sako; Shinya Takubo; Mitsuhiko Honda; Takashi Onaka
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Paper Abstract

COMICS is an observatory and mid-infrared instrument for the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope. It is designed for imaging and spectroscopic observations in the N- (8-13 micron) and Q-bands (16-25 micron) atmospheric windows. The design and very preliminary performances at the first light observations in December 1999 were reported at the SPIE meeting in 2000. We describe here the improved performances of COMICS and capability of high spectral resolution spectrocopy which became available from December 2001. We will also briefly report preliminary scientific results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458957
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto, Kitasato Univ. (Japan)
Hirokazu Kataza, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Takuya Yamashita, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Takashi Miyata, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shigeyuki Sako, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shinya Takubo, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Mitsuhiko Honda, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takashi Onaka, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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