7 March 2003 Improved performances and capabilities of the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) for the Subaru Telescope
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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.
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Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto, Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto, Hirokazu Kataza, Hirokazu Kataza, Takuya Yamashita, Takuya Yamashita, Takashi Miyata, Takashi Miyata, Shigeyuki Sako, Shigeyuki Sako, Shinya Takubo, Shinya Takubo, Mitsuhiko Honda, Mitsuhiko Honda, Takashi Onaka, Takashi Onaka, } "Improved performances and capabilities of the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) for the Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458957; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458957
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