9 July 2008 AIR-C: Antarctic infra-red camera
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This paper details the design process for AIR-C, the Antarctic Infra-Red Camera, for use with Tohoku University's 40 cm Antarctic telescope. The camera will also be compatible with the planned 2 meter class Japanese telescope at Dome F. First, we review of the design requirements which shaped the development process. The optical chain receives the most detailed discussion. The other components will be discussed briefly. The effect of cryogenic temperatures on the lenses was taken into account during the design process. AIR-C's performance is predicted. Finally, we discuss the scientific potential for a small Antarctic telescope.
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Ramsey Lundock, Takashi Ichikawa, "AIR-C: Antarctic infra-red camera", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70142O (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786509
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