SuperCam: A 64 pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer

Christopher Groppi, Christopher K Walker, Craig Kulesa, Dathon Golish, Jenna Kloosterman, Patrick Pütz, Sander Weinreb, Thomas Kuiper, Jacob Kooi, Glenn Jones, Joseph Bardin, Hamdi Mani, Arthur Lichtenberger, Thomas Cecil, Abigail Hedden, Gopal Narayanan

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Abstract

We report on the development of SuperCam, a 64 pixel imaging spectrometer designed for operation in the astrophysically important 870 micron atmospheric window. SuperCam will be used to answer fundamental questions about the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds in the Galaxy and their direct relation to star and planet formation. The Supercam key project is a fully sampled Galactic plane survey covering over 500 square degrees of the Galaxy in 12CO(3-2) and 13CO(3-2) with 0.3 km/s velocity resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Other

OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/26/086/28/08

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Keywords

  • Heterodyne imaging arrays
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Submillimeter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Groppi, C., Walker, C. K., Kulesa, C., Golish, D., Kloosterman, J., Pütz, P., ... Narayanan, G. (2008). SuperCam: A 64 pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7020). [702011] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790284