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First observations with SuperCam and future plans

Kloosterman, Jenna and Cottam, Tiara and Swift, Brandon and Lesser, David and Schickling, Paul S. and Groppi, Christopher and Borden, Michael and Towner, Alison and Schmidt, Per and Kulesa, Craig and d'Aubigny, Christian and Walker, Christopher and Golish, Dathon and Weinreb, Sander and Jones, Glenn and Mani, Hamdi and Kooi, Jacob and Lichtenberger, Art and Puetz, Patrick and Narayanan, Gopal (2012) First observations with SuperCam and future plans. In: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8452. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, p. 845204. ISBN 978-0-8194-9153-4.

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Supercam is a 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging array for the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT). By integrating SIS mixer devices with Low Noise Ampliers (LNAs) in 8 - 1x8 pixel modules, the size needed for the cryostat and the complexity of internal wiring is signicantly reduced. All subsystems including the optics, cryostat, bias system, IF boxes, and spectrometer have been integrated for all 64 pixels. In the spring of 2012, SuperCam was installed on the HHSMT for an engineering run where it underwent system level tests and performed rst light observations. In the fall of 2012 SuperCam will begin a 500 square degree survey of the Galactic Plane in ^(12)CO J=3-2. This large-scale survey will help answer fundamental questions about the formation, physical conditions, and energetics of molecular clouds within the Milky Way. The data set will be available via the web to all interested researchers.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We thank our project manager Brian Duffy and the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) staff for making this test run a success. The construction of SuperCam was supported by the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, Award AST-0421499.
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Official Citation:Jenna Kloosterman ; Tiara Cottam ; Brandon Swift ; David Lesser ; Paul Schickling ; Christopher Groppi ; Michael Borden ; Allison Towner ; Per Schmidt ; Craig Kulesa ; Christian d'Aubigny ; Christopher Walker ; Dathon Golish ; Sander Weinreb ; Glenn Jones ; Hamdi Mani ; Jacob Kooi ; Art Lichtenberger ; Patrick Puetz ; Gopal Narayanan; First observations with SuperCam and future plans. Proc. SPIE 8452, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 845204 (September 27, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925088.
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