28 June 2006 HAWK-I: the new wide-field IR imager for the VLT
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Proceedings Volume 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy; 62690W (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670150
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2006, Orlando, Florida , United States
Abstract
HAWK-I is a new wide-field infrared camera under development at ESO. With four Hawaii-2RG detectors, a 7.5 arcminute square field of view and 0.1 arcsecond pixels, it will be an optimum imager for the VLT, and a major enhancement to existing and future infrared capabilities at ESO. HAWK-I will eventually make use of ground-layer AO achieved through a deformable secondary mirror/laser guide star facility planned for the VLT.
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Mark Casali, Jean-Francois Pirard, Markus Kissler-Patig, Alan Moorwood, Luigi Bedin, Peter Biereichel, Bernard Delabre, Reinhold Dorn, Gert Finger, Domingo Gojak, Gotthard Huster, Yves Jung, Franz Koch, Jean-Louis Lizon, Leander Mehrgan, Eszter Pozna, Armin Silber, Barbara Sokar, Joerg Stegmeier, "HAWK-I: the new wide-field IR imager for the VLT", Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62690W (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670150
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Infrared imaging

Adaptive optics

Imaging systems

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Galactic astronomy

Infrared cameras

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