9 July 2008 The FourStar infrared camera
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The FourStar infrared camera is a 1.0-2.5 μm (JHKs) near infrared camera for the Magellan Baade 6.5m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory (Chile). It is being built by Carnegie Observatories and the Instrument Development Group and is scheduled for completion in 2009. The instrument uses four Teledyne HAWAII-2RG arrays that produce a 10.9' × 10.9' field of view. The outstanding seeing at the Las Campanas site coupled with FourStar's high sensitivity and large field of view will enable many new survey and targeted science programs.
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S. E. Persson, Robert Barkhouser, Christoph Birk, Randy Hammond, Albert Harding, E. R. Koch, J. L. Marshall, Patrick J. McCarthy, David Murphy, Joe Orndorff, Gregg Scharfstein, Stephen A. Shectman, Stephen Smee, and Alan Uomoto "The FourStar infrared camera", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70142V (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790015; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790015
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