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William Herschel Telescope

WHIRCAM: William Herschel Infra-Red Camera

First light: February 1995. First scheduled observing: September 1995.

De-commissioned: 1999

Designed and built by: Oxford University. Internal optics were designed by Eli Atad (ROE).

Description: WHIRCAM is an infrared imaging camera, based on a Santa Barbara Research Corporation (SBRC) 256 × 256 element InSb array. WHIRCAM also serves as the science detector for the Durham prototype adaptive-optics system MARTINI and ELECTRA.

Some scientific highlights:
The Search for Extrasolar very Low-mas Objects

Publications: research or technical papers, etc.

Instrument information:

UES Users´ Manual

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Last modified: 27 April 2018