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The Gattini South Pole UV Experiment

Moore, Anna; Ahmed, Sara; Ashley, Michael; Croner, Ernest; Delacroix, Alex; Ebihara, Yusuke; Fucik, Jason; Martin, D Christopher; Velur, Viswa; Weatherwax, Allan

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The Gattini South Pole UV experiment (Gattini SPUV) was deployed to the South Pole dark sector in February 2010 and has recently completed a highly successful first season of winter time observations. The experiment has, for the first time ever, measured and categorized the optical night sky brightness at the very blue wavelengths. The experiment consists of a remotely operated 6" aperture custom designed telescope. The telescope feeds a blue sensitive imager with 4 degree field of view that...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMoore, Anna
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Sara
dc.contributor.authorAshley, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCroner, Ernest
dc.contributor.authorDelacroix, Alex
dc.contributor.authorEbihara, Yusuke
dc.contributor.authorFucik, Jason
dc.contributor.authorMartin, D Christopher
dc.contributor.authorVelur, Viswa
dc.contributor.authorWeatherwax, Allan
dc.coverage.spatialAmsterdam, Netherlands
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T01:19:39Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T01:19:39Z
dc.date.createdJuly 1-6 2012
dc.identifier.isbn9780819491459
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/154145
dc.description.abstractThe Gattini South Pole UV experiment (Gattini SPUV) was deployed to the South Pole dark sector in February 2010 and has recently completed a highly successful first season of winter time observations. The experiment has, for the first time ever, measured and categorized the optical night sky brightness at the very blue wavelengths. The experiment consists of a remotely operated 6" aperture custom designed telescope. The telescope feeds a blue sensitive imager with 4 degree field of view that contains a bank of 3 filters: SDSS g', Bessel U and a custom "super U" filter specifically designed to probe the sky emission at wavelengths approaching the atmospheric cut-off. The filters are continually cycled with exposure times ranging from 30 to 300 seconds throughout the winter period. The telescope, in addition, feeds a 2 degree long slit VPH grating spectrograph with R∼1000. The bandwidth is 350-450nm. The spectra are recorded simultaneously with the imager exposures. The experiment is designed for low temperature Antarctic operation and resides on the roof of the MAPO building in the South Pole Antarctic sector. The primary science goals are to categorize the Antarctic winter-time sky background at the very bluest of wavelengths as a pathfinder for the Antarctic Cosmic Web Imager. We present a technical overview of the experiment and results from the first winter season.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherSPIE
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV
dc.sourceProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
dc.titleThe Gattini South Pole UV Experiment
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor020199 - Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB7887
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMoore, Anna, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAhmed, Sara, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAshley, Michael, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationCroner, Ernest, Caltech Optical Observatories
local.contributor.affiliationDelacroix, Alex, Caltech Optical Observatories
local.contributor.affiliationEbihara, Yusuke, Kyoto University
local.contributor.affiliationFucik, Jason, Caltech Optical Observatories
local.contributor.affiliationMartin, D Christopher, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationVelur, Viswa, Caltech Optical Observatories
local.contributor.affiliationWeatherwax, Allan, Siena College
local.identifier.doi10.1117/12.927313
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T08:21:51Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84871728637
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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