9 August 2016 The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey
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AST3-NIR is a new infrared camera for deployment with the AST3-3 wide-field survey telescope to Dome A on the Antarctic plateau. This project is designed to take advantage of the low Antarctic infrared sky thermal background (particularly within the Kdark near infrared atmospheric window at 2.4 μm) and the long Antarctic nights to provide high sensitivity temporal data from astronomical sources. The data collected from the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey (KISS) will be used to conduct a range of astronomical science cases including the study of supernovae, exo-planets, variable stars, and the cosmic infrared background.
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Jon Lawrence, Jon Lawrence, Michael Ashley, Michael Ashley, Michael Burton, Michael Burton, Xiangqun Cui, Xiangqun Cui, Vladimir Churilov, Vladimir Churilov, Robert Content, Robert Content, Peter Gillingham, Peter Gillingham, Karl Glazebrook, Karl Glazebrook, Bozhong Gu, Bozhong Gu, Michael Ireland, Michael Ireland, Xiang Jiang, Xiang Jiang, Haiping Lu, Haiping Lu, Anna Moore, Anna Moore, Jeremy Mould, Jeremy Mould, Nicholas F. Staszak, Nicholas F. Staszak, Julia Tims, Julia Tims, Peter Tuthill, Peter Tuthill, Lifan Wang, Lifan Wang, Xiangyan Yuan, Xiangyan Yuan, Kaiyuan Zhang, Kaiyuan Zhang, Ross Zhelem, Ross Zhelem, Jessica Zheng, Jessica Zheng, "The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990851 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233317; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233317
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