LMIRCam is a 3-5 micron Fizeau imaging channel for use at the combined focus of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). LMIRCam is being developed by the University of Virginia, University of Minnesota, Notre Dame and the University of Arizona. It will reside within the 10 micron Nulling Interferometric Camera (NIC). We present this instrument's predicted science capabilities, instrument design, and its potential use as a test bed for complex coronographic methods.
In the Spirit of Bernard Lyot: The Direct Detection of Planets and Circumstellar Disks in the 21st Century
- Pub Date:
- June 2007