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William Herschel Telescope

WHIRCAM: William Herschel Infra-Red Camera

First light (at ING): February 1995. First scheduled observing: September 1995.

De-commissioned: 1999

Designed and built by: Oxford University, in collaboration with ROE.

Description: WHIRCAM is an infrared imaging camera mounted in GHRIL, 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. More: WHIRCAM Manual.

Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

Instrument information:

Research impact:

Publications (7 from ING paper count)

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Last modified: 08 November 2023