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9 July 2008 ANIR: Atacama near infrared camera for Paschen α imaging
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We have been developing a near infrared camera called ANIR (Atacama Near InfraRed camera), for the University of Tokyo Atacama 1.0m telescope installed at the summit of Co. Chajnantor (5640m altitude) in Northern Chile. The major aim of this camera is to carry out an imaging survey in Paschen α emission line (1.8751μm) from the ground for the first time. The camera is based on a PACE-HAWAII2 array with an Offner relay optics for re-imaging, and field of view is 5.'3 × 5.'3 with pixel scale of 0."308/pix. It is scheduled to see first light in the end of 2008, and start the Paschen α/β survey of the Galactic plane in 2009.
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Kentaro Motohara, Natsuko Mitani, Shigeyuki Sako, Yuka K. Uchimoto, Koji Toshikawa, Tomoyasu Yamamuro, Toshihiro Handa, Masuo Tanaka, Tsutomu Aoki, Mamoru Doi, Kimiaki Kawara, Kotaro Kohno, Takeo Minezaki, Takashi Miyata, Takao Soyano, Toshihiko Tanabe, Ken'ichi Tarusawa, and Yuzuru Yoshii "ANIR: Atacama near infrared camera for Paschen α imaging", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70142T (9 July 2008);


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