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CIRSI: Cambridge Infra Red Survey Instrument

First light (at ING): January 1998.

Designed and built by: Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

Description: CIRSI is a panomaric wide field camera based on a mosaic of 4 Rockwell HgCdTl 1024x1024 arrays. The absence of cold fore optics limits its use in the thermal infrared, but its collecting area makes it a highly competitive instrument in the near infrared. It is particularly well-suited for surveys of star-forming regions, low mass stars, distant galaxies, clusters and quasars. More: ING Newsletter.

Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

Instrument information:

Research impact:

Scientific highlights (1)

Publications (1 from ING paper count)

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Last modified: 08 November 2023