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UKIRT Annual Report 1997

Front cover: The UKIRT dome with its ventilation system, photo by T.G. Hawarden.

Back cover: A 2m IRCAM3 image of the young stellar object GL 2591 and its outflow. The magnifier was used, giving a scale of 0.14 arcseconds/pixel. (Image courtesy of A.C. Chrysostomou).


THE UNITED KINGDOM INFRARED TELESCOPE
ANNUAL REPORT
1997

Editors: Thomas R. Geballe and Sandy K. Leggett
September 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 1997

    2.2. Star Formation, the Interstellar Medium, and Stellar Evolution
    2.3. Solar System

3. Report on Operations

    3.2.Telescope Usage
    3.3.Telescope Performance
    3.4. Instruments
      3.4.1 CGS3
      3.4.2.CGS4
      3.4.3. IRCAM3
      3.4.4. Accessories
      3.4.5. Visitor Instruments
    3.5. Computing
    3.6. Other Developments
      3.6.1. Service Program
      3.6.2. Reactive Scheduling
      3.6.3. World-Wide-Web

4. Approved Programme

      4.1.1. Telescope Optical Performance
      4.1.2. Focus Stabilisation
      4.1.3. Dome Ventilation System
      4.1.4. Dome Floor Insulation
      4.1.5. Primary Mirror Cooling
    4.2.Instrumentation Development
      4.2.1. UKIRT Fast--Track Imager
      4.2.2. Michelle
      4.2.3. The UKIRT Imager Spectrometer
      4.2.4. The University of Hawaii Adaptive Optics System

5. Longer Term Plans

6. Financial Statement

Appendix A: List of Publications

Appendix B: Time Allocations

Appendix C: Committee Membership

Appendix D: UKIRT Staff

Appendix E: Addresses

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

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