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CIRSI: the Cambridge infrared survey instrument for wide-field astronomy

Mackay, C. D. and McMahon, R. G. and Beckett, M. G. and Gray, M. and Ellis, R. S. and Firth, A. E. and Hoenig, M. and Lewis, J. R. and Medlen, S. R. and Parry, I. R. and Pritchard, J. M. and Sabbey, C. S. (2000) CIRSI: the Cambridge infrared survey instrument for wide-field astronomy. In: Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4008. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 1317-1324. ISBN 9780819436337.

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The search for galaxies at redshifts > becomes increasingly difficult in the visible since most of the light emitted by these objects is redshifted into the near IR. The recent development of high-performance near IR arrays has made it practical to built a wide field survey instrument for operation in the near IR part of the spectrum. CIRSI, the Cambridge IR Survey Instrument, uses four of the Hawaii-1 MCT arrays each of which has 1024 by 1024 pixels. This paper describes a number of the novel feature of CIRSI and summarizes the present performance achieved by CIRSI and the scientific programs it is principally engaged in.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). None of this work would have been possible without the interest and very generous donation of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler and the Trustees of their Foundation. We are also grateful for the help provided by Kadri Vural and his team at the Rockwell Science Centre in California. The telescope staffs of the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands and at the Observatory at Las Campanas in Chile have also provided considerable amount of help.
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Official Citation:Craig D. Mackay, Richard G. McMahon, Martin G. Beckett, Meghan Gray, Richard S. Ellis, Andrew E. Firth, M. Hoenig, James R. Lewis, Steve R. Medlen, Ian Robert Parry, Jim M. Pritchard, Chris S. Sabbey, "CIRSI: the Cambridge infrared survey instrument for wide-field astronomy," Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395448
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