21 August 1998 Gemini near-infrared imager
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We discuss the main design features of the Gemini Near-IR Imager (NIRI) and its scientific capabilities. NIRI is designed to fully exploit the excellent image quality and low telescope emissivity expected from the Gemini telescope on Mauna Kea. It offers a range of pixel scales matched to different scientific objectives and has spectroscopic as well as polarimetric capabilities. One of its main design features is the use of a near-IR 2 X 2 Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor for tip-tilt and focus control.
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Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Joseph L. Hora, Tony T. Young, Everett M. Irwin, Hubert Yamada, Jeffrey W. Douglass, J. Elon Graves, James Bell, Doug Neill, Louis Robertson, "Gemini near-infrared imager", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317280; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317280
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