SCUBA-2: a large format submillimeter camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Wayne Holland, William Duncan, Kent D. Irwin, Anthony Walton, Peter Ade, Ian Robson
SCUBA-2 is a second generation, wide-field submillimeter camera under development for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. With over 12,000 pixels, in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will map the submillimeter sky 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 submillimeter 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.
, Duncan, W.
, Irwin, K.
, Walton, A.
, Ade, P.
and Robson, I.
SCUBA-2: a large format submillimeter camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Waikoloa, HI, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=30764
(Accessed December 3, 2023)