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A UV-visible prime focus camera for the Keck telescopes

Gillingham, Peter and Cooke, Jeff and Glazebrook, Karl and Mould, Jeremy and Smith, Roger and Steidel, Charles (2020) A UV-visible prime focus camera for the Keck telescopes. In: Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11203. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 112030F. ISBN 9781510631465. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200109-111920724

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Abstract

Many areas of astronomical research rely on deep blue wide-field imaging. Mauna Kea enjoys the very best UV transparency from the ground and the Keck telescopes with 10 meter f/1.75 primaries are well suited to a prime focus camera with a large angular field. Swinburne University leads a proposal to provide a camera (KWFI, for Keck Wide Field Imager) that is optimized in the UV but works well to 1μm wavelength. Keck has interchangeable top end modules, of which one is now unused and easily capable of housing the required corrector lens and detector enclosure. This paper concentrates on details of the KWFI optical design.


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Cooke, Jeff0000-0001-5703-2108
Mould, Jeremy0000-0003-3820-1740
Steidel, Charles0000-0002-4834-7260
Additional Information:© 2020 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Astronomy Department
Subject Keywords:Prime focus camera, wide field corrector, UV imaging
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11203
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20200109-111920724
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Official Citation:Peter Gillingham, Jeff Cooke, Karl Glazebrook, Jeremy Mould, Roger Smith, and Charles Steidel "A UV-visible prime focus camera for the Keck telescopes", Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 112030F (3 January 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2540717
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