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SCUBA-2: a new generation submillimeter imager for the James Clerk Maxwell telescope

Holland, W. S., Duncan, W. D., Audley, M. D., Kelly, B. D., Peacocke, T., MacIntosh, M., Hodson, T., Irwin, K. D., Hilton, G., Walton, A., Gundlach, A., Ade, Peter A. R. and Robson, E. I. 2001. SCUBA-2: a new generation submillimeter imager for the James Clerk Maxwell telescope. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 33 (4)

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We present an update on the progress of SCUBA-2: a new, wide-field submillimetre camera for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. With over 12,000 pixels, in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will be able to map the submillimeter sky 1000 times faster than the current SCUBA instrument on the JCMT to the same signal-to-noise. All areas of astronomy are expected to benefit: from studies of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe to understanding star and planet formation in our own Galaxy. Due on the telescope in early 2006, SCUBA-2 will also act as a "pathfinder" for the new generation of submm interferometers (e.g. SMA and ALMA). Some of the exciting science prospects and challenging technology are described in the poster.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: Abstract only. Session 103. Instrumentation for Radio Wavelengths. Display, Wednesday, January 9, 2002. No 103.06. Page number(s) not available.
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
ISSN: 0002-7537
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