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UKIRT Annual Report 1995 and 1996

Front cover: UKIRT in 1994, photography by J D Waldron, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, copyright (c) 1994 Royal Observatory, Edinburgh


THE UNITED KINGDOM INFRARED TELESCOPE
ANNUAL REPORT
1995 AND 1996

Editors: Thomas R. Geballe and Sandy K. Leggett
February 1998
Joint Astronomy Centre
660 N. A'ohoku Place
Hilo
Hawaii 96720 USA

UKIRT is operated by the Joint Astronomy Centre on behalf of the U.K. Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

This Report is available as a gzipped postscript file by clicking here

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

2. Scientific Highlights from 1995 and 1996

      2.1.1. Galaxies and Quasars
      2.1.2. Star Formation, the Interstellar Medium, and Stellar Evolution
      2.1.3. Solar System
    2.2. Selected Scientific Results
      2.2.1. IRCAM and the Oldest Objects in the High-Redshift Universe
      2.2.2. IRCAM Detection of Extended ``Dark'' Galaxy Halos
      2.2.3. IRPOL's Galactic and Extragalactic Commissioning Results
      2.2.4. CGS4 and X-Ray Binaries
      2.2.5. MAX, CGS4 and IRCAM and the Environment of T Tauri
      2.2.6. CGS4 Reveals the Unique Nature of the Brown Dwarf Gl 229B
      2.2.7. CGS3 and Spectral Irradiance Calibration in the Infrared

3. The Service Observing Program

    3.2. Selected Scientific Result: Detection of H3+

4. Report on Operations

    4.2.Telescope Usage
    4.3.Telescope Performance
    4.4. Instruments
      4.4.1 CGS3
      4.4.2.CGS4
      4.4.3. IRCAM3
      4.4.4. Accessories
      4.4.5. Visitor Instruments
    4.5. Computing
    4.6. Other Developments
      4.6.1. Reactive Scheduling
      4.6.2. World-Wide-Web

5. Instrumentation Development

    5.2. Michelle
    5.3. The UKIRT Imager Spectrometer
    5.4. The University of Hawaii Adaptive Optics System
    5.5. Longer Term Plans

6. UKIRT Upgrades

    6.2. Secondary Mirror
    6.3. Pointing
    6.4. Bottom-End Systems
      6.4.1. New Dichroic
      6.4.2. Crosshead
      6.4.3. Fast Guider
    6.5. Dome Ventilation Systems
    6.6. Primary Mirror Cooling System
    6.7. Dome Floor Insulation

7. Financial Statement

Appendix A: List of Publications

Appendix B: Time Allocations

Appendix C: Committee Membership

Appendix D: UKIRT Staff

Appendix E: Addresses

Back cover: CGS4 detection of [OIII] emission in high-redshift galaxies (see section 2.1.2), courtesy M. Pettini, from Pettini et al. in preparation

Contact: Sandy Leggett. Updated: Wed Mar 11 09:07:05 HST 2015

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