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The AST3-NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey

Lawrence, J; Ashley, Michael; Burton, Michael Graham; Cui, Xiangqun; Churilov, Vladimir; Content, Robert; Gillingham, Peter; Glazebrook, Karl; Gu, Bozhong; Jiang, X; Lu, Haiping; Moore, Anna; Ireland, Michael

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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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154147
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.2233317
Access Rights: Open Access

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