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UKIRT Annual Report 1998

Front cover: Tom Geballe in the UKIRT dome, photo courtesy A. Adamson. Tom Geballe left UKIRT for Gemini in October 1998 after 17 years of distinguished service to UKIRT.


THE UNITED KINGDOM INFRARED TELESCOPE
ANNUAL REPORT
1998

Editors: Andy J. Adamson and Sandy K. Leggett
February 2000
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

Previous Annual Reports are also available: 1995-1996 and 1997 .

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

2. Scientific Highlights from 1998

    2.2. Galaxies, AGN and Cosmology
    2.3. Solar System
    2.4. Transient Sources

3. Report on Operations

    3.2. Telescope Usage
    3.3.Telescope and Enclosure
    3.4. Instruments
      3.4.1 CGS4
      3.4.2. IRCAM3
      3.4.3. UFTI
      3.4.4. Accessories
      3.4.5. Visitor Instruments
    3.5. Computing
    3.6. Other Developments
      3.6.1. Reactive Scheduling
      3.6.2. Newsletter

4. Approved Programme

      4.1.1. Telescope Optical Performance
      4.1.2. Dome Ventilation System
      4.1.3. Dome Floor Insulation
      4.1.4. Primary Mirror Cooling
      4.1.5. Secondary Mirror Replacement
    4.2.Instrumentation Development
      4.2.1. UKIRT Fast-Track Imager
      4.2.2. Michelle
      4.2.3. The UKIRT Imager Spectrometer

5. Longer Term Plans

    5.2. Adaptive Secondary Miror (ASM)

6. Financial Statement

Appendix A: List of Publications

Appendix B: Time Allocations

Appendix C: Committee Membership

Appendix D: UKIRT Staff

Appendix E: Addresses

Back cover: UFTI K-band 7'x3' mosaic of the Sombrero galaxy (M104), taken December 1998, courtesy S. Ryder. This early-type disk galaxy is viewed almost edge-on.
Contact: Sandy Leggett. Updated: Wed Mar 11 09:03:30 HST 2015

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