Astronomical wide-field imaging with the Mitsubishi PtSi 1040x1040 CSD

Takashi Ichikawa, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Nobunari Itoh

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Abstract

A new infrared camera equipped with a 1040 by 1040 PtSi CSD array is in operation as a common-use instrument at Kiso Observatory of the University of Tokyo. The camera attached to the prime focus (F/3.1) of the 105 cm Schmidt telescope gives a field of view of 18'.4 by 18'.4 with a spatial resolution f 1'.1 per pixel. The image resolution, detection limit, and other performances in an astronomical application are presented. Based on the observations of nearby galaxies and Galactic objects, we demonstrate that the camera is very powerful for wide-field imaging in astronomy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsBjorn F. Andresen, Marija S. Scholl
Pages104-109
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
EventInfrared Technology and Applications XXII - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1996 Apr 81996 Apr 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2744

Other

OtherInfrared Technology and Applications XXII
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period96/4/896/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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