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Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

The Scientific Achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope

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  • Reviews the technological and scientific success story of the pioneering United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope (UKIRT)

  • Presents an outlook to future research

  • Edited and written by pioneers and current leaders in infrared astronomy

  • Published under the auspices of the Royal

  • Astronomical Society

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings (ASSSP, volume 37)

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Table of contents (31 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. The Development of UKIRT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The UKIRT Success Story

      • Richard Ellis
      Pages 3-10
    3. The IRCAM Revolution

      • Ian S. McLean
      Pages 29-38
    4. CGS4: A Breakthrough Instrument

      • Phil Puxley
      Pages 53-62
    5. The UKIRT Upgrades Programme

      • Andy Adamson, John Davies, Ian Robson
      Pages 63-74
    6. Operational Innovations

      • Andrew J. Adamson
      Pages 75-85
    7. The UKIRT Wide-Field Camera

      • Mark Casali
      Pages 87-96
    8. Polarimetry at UKIRT

      • J. H. Hough
      Pages 97-111
    9. UKIRT in the Mid-Infrared

      • P. F. Roche
      Pages 113-126
  3. UKIRT Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Thirty Years of Star Formation at UKIRT

      • Chris Davis
      Pages 129-142
    3. Comets and Asteroids from UKIRT

      • John K. Davies
      Pages 143-150
    4. Spectroscopic Tomography of a Wind-Collision Region

      • Peredur Williams, Watson Varricatt, Andy Adamson
      Pages 151-157
    5. White Dwarfs in UKIDSS

      • P. R. Steele, M. R. Burleigh, J. Farihi, B. Gänsicke, R. F. Jameson, P. D. Dobbie et al.
      Pages 185-192
    6. Discovery of Variables in WFCAM and VISTA Data

      • Nicholas Cross, Nigel Hambly, Ross Collins, Eckhard Sutorius, Mike Read, Rob Blake
      Pages 193-199

About this book

These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope.

The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the telescope, as well as accounts of some its key instruments such as IRCAM (the common-user infrared camera), CGS4 (the fourth Cooled Grating Spectrometer) and the Wide Field Camera. The second part of the book comprises 14 reviews of scientific achievements during its twenty years of visitor mode operations. The final part of the book is a series of 7 reviews of the results from the multiple surveys being done as part of UKIDSS (UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey).

The authors are all experts in their respective fields, for example instrument scientists, operations staff and leading astronomers.

Keywords

  • 30th Anniversary of UKIRT
  • Infrared Astronomy Instrumentation
  • Infrared Surveys Overview
  • RAS-Springer Book
  • UKIDSS Survey Description
  • UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey
  • UKIRT Reviewed
  • United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

Editors and Affiliations

  • Southern Operations Center, Gemini Observatory, La Serena, Chile

    Andy Adamson

  • Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    John Davies

  • UKATC, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Ian Robson

About the editors

Andy Adamson is Associate Director of the Gemini telescope and former Associate Director of UKIRT.
John Davies is Astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, ROE and a former UKIRT support Scientist.
Ian Robson is Director of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. Formerly, he was Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRT

  • Book Subtitle: The Scientific Achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope

  • Editors: Andy Adamson, John Davies, Ian Robson

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-7431-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-0199-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-7432-2

  • Series ISSN: 1570-6591

  • Series E-ISSN: 1570-6605

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 341

  • Number of Illustrations: 66 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • Topics: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Astrophysics, Cosmology

Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-7432-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)