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The AST3-NIR Camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey

Lawrence, Jon and Ashley, Michael and Burton, Michael and Cui, Xiangqun and Churilov, Vladimir and Content, Robert and Gillingham, Peter and Glazebrook, Karl and Gu, Bozhong and Ireland, Michael and Jiang, Xiang and Lu, Haiping and Moore, Anna and Mould, Jeremy and Staszak, Nicholas F. and Tims, Julia and Tuthill, Peter and Wang, Lifan and Yuan, Xiangjan and Zhang, Kaiyuan and Zhelem, Ross and Zheng, Jessica (2016) The AST3-NIR Camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9908. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 990851. ISBN 978-1-5106-0196-3.

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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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Additional Information:© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:Antarctic astronomy, infrared imaging, Dome A, AST3, PLATO, KISS
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:9908
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Official Citation:Jon Lawrence ; Michael Ashley ; Michael Burton ; Xiangqun Cui ; Vladimir Churilov ; Robert Content ; Peter Gillingham ; Karl Glazebrook ; Bozhong Gu ; Michael Ireland ; Xiang Jiang ; Haiping Lu ; Anna Moore ; Jeremy Mould ; Nicholas F. Staszak ; Julia Tims ; Peter Tuthill ; Lifan Wang ; Xiangyan Yuan ; Kaiyuan Zhang ; Ross Zhelem ; Jessica Zheng; The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey. Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990851 (August 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233317.
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