16 August 2000 CIRSI: the Cambridge infrared survey instrument for wide-field astronomy
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The search for galaxies at redshifts > becomes increasingly difficult in the visible since most of the light emitted by these objects is redshifted into the near IR. The recent development of high-performance near IR arrays has made it practical to built a wide field survey instrument for operation in the near IR part of the spectrum. CIRSI, the Cambridge IR Survey Instrument, uses four of the Hawaii-1 MCT arrays each of which has 1024 by 1024 pixels. This paper describes a number of the novel feature of CIRSI and summarizes the present performance achieved by CIRSI and the scientific programs it is principally engaged in.
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Craig D. Mackay, Craig D. Mackay, Richard G. McMahon, Richard G. McMahon, Martin G. Beckett, Martin G. Beckett, Meghan Gray, Meghan Gray, Richard S. Ellis, Richard S. Ellis, Andrew E. Firth, Andrew E. Firth, M. Hoenig, M. Hoenig, James R. Lewis, James R. Lewis, Steve R. Medlen, Steve R. Medlen, Ian Robert Parry, Ian Robert Parry, Jim M. Pritchard, Jim M. Pritchard, Chris S. Sabbey, Chris S. Sabbey, } "CIRSI: the Cambridge infrared survey instrument for wide-field astronomy", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395448
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