First light: February 1995. First scheduled observing: September 1995.
Designed and built by:
Oxford University. Internal optics were designed by Eli Atad (ROE).
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.
Scientific and technical impact:
Publications (ING count: 3; else: 0)