15 July 2010 Commissioning of the infrared imaging survey (IRIS) system
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The Infrared Imaging System (IRIS) is a 0.8m telescope and a 1024×1024 pixels camera (IRISCAM) with a HAWAII-1 detector array. IRIS is located at the Cerro Armazones Observatory in Chile that is operated by the Ruhr University Bochum jointly with the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. It will be used primarily to survey star-forming regions for variability. Our goal is to discover young stellar objects undergoing accretion instabilities or rotational modulation of star spots, eclipsing binaries, and variable reflection nebulae. The telescope and the infrared camera are completed and first light was achieved in May of 2010. IRIS is currently being tested and characterized, before the longterm monitoring project will commence.
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Klaus W. Hodapp, Klaus W. Hodapp, Rolf Chini, Rolf Chini, Bo Reipurth, Bo Reipurth, Miguel Murphy, Miguel Murphy, Roland Lemke, Roland Lemke, Ramon Watermann, Ramon Watermann, Shane Jacobson, Shane Jacobson, Karsten Bischoff, Karsten Bischoff, Taylor Chonis, Taylor Chonis, Denny Dement, Denny Dement, Ryan Terrien, Ryan Terrien, Kimberley Bott, Kimberley Bott, Sydney Provence, Sydney Provence, "Commissioning of the infrared imaging survey (IRIS) system", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77351A (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856288; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856288
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