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SCUBA-2: a large-format submillimeter camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

Holland, Wayne S., Duncan, William, Kelly, B. D., Irwin, Kent D., Walton, Anthony J., Ade, Peter A. R. and Robson, E. I. 2003. SCUBA-2: a large-format submillimeter camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, Waikoloa, USA, 25 August 2002. Published in: Phillips, Thomas G. and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 4855. Bellingham, WA: SPIE, pp. 1-18. 10.1117/12.459152

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SCUBA-2 is a second generation, wide-field submillimetre camera under development for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. With over 12,000 pixels, in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will map the submillimetre sky up to 1000 times faster than the current SCUBA instrument to the same signal-to-noise. Many areas of astronomy will benefit from such a highly sensitive survey instrument: from studies of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe to understanding star and planet formation in our own Galaxy. Due to be operational in 2006, SCUBA-2 will also act as a "pathfinder" for the new generation of submillimetre interferometers (such as ALMA) by performing large-area surveys to an unprecedented depth. The baseline design, projected telescope performance and scientific impact of SCUBA-2 are discussed in the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cameras ; Telescopes ; Equipment and services ; Galaxy evolution ; Interferometers ; Planets ; Astronomy
Publisher: SPIE
ISBN: 9780819446343
ISSN: 0277786X
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