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Holland, WS;Robson, EI;Gear, WK;Cunningham, CR;Lightfoot, JF;Jenness, T;Ivison, RJ;Stevens, JA;Ade, PAR;Griffin, MJ;Duncan, WD;Murphy, JA;Naylor, DA
1999
March
Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society
SCUBA: a common-user submillimetre camera operating on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
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SCUBA, the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array, built by the Royal Observatory Edinburgh for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, is the most versatile and powerful of a new generation of submillimetre cameras, It combines a sensitive dual-waveband imaging array with a three-band photometer, and is sky-background-limited by the emission from the Mauna Kea atmosphere at all observing wavelengths from 350 mu m to 2 mm. The increased sensitivity and array size mean that SCUBA maps close to 10000 times faster than its single-pixel predecessor (UKT14). SCUBA is a facility instrument, open to the world community of users, and is provided with a high level of user support. We give an overview of the instrument, describe the observing modes, user interface and performance figures on the telescope, and present a sample of the exciting new results that have revolutionized submillimetre astronomy.
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0035-8711
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