AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 121. From Microns to Meters: Radio Wavelength Miscellany
Poster, Thursday, January 9, 2003, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[121.02] SCUBA-2: Realizing CCD-style imaging in the submillimeter

W. S. Holland, W. D. Duncan, M. D. Audley, M. Cliffe, X. Gao, D. Gostick, T. Hodson, B. D. Kelly, M. J. MacIntosh, H. McGregor, P. T. Peacocke, I. A. Smith, E. I. Robson (UK Astronomy Technology Centre), K. D. Irwin, G. Hilton, J. Ullom (NIST, Boulder), A. Walton, W. Parkes, C. Dunare (University of Edinburgh), P. A. R. Ade (University of Wales, Cardiff), M. Fich (University of Waterloo)

Due to be operational on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in early 2006, SCUBA-2 will be the first 'CCD-like' camera for submillimeter astronomy. With over 12,000 pixels in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will be able to map the submillimeter sky up to a 1000 times faster than the current SCUBA instrument to the same signal-to-noise, and reach the confusion limit in only a couple of hours. SCUBA-2 is expected to have a huge impact on many areas of astronomy from studies of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe to understanding star and planet formation in our own Galaxy. Crucially, SCUBA-2 will also act as a ``pathfinder" for the new generation of submm interferometers (e.g. ALMA) by performing large-area surveys to an unprecedented depth. In this paper we present an update on both the array development and the instrument design over the past year.

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