AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 49 Radio and IR Observatories and Instruments
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[49.09] Early results from the Fabry-Pérot mode of the Colorado Near Infrared Camera (C-NIC)

N. Cunningham, F. Hearty, J. Green (CASA, University of Colorado), P. Hartigan (Rice University), J. Morse (Arizona State University), S. Beland, J. Bally, C. Froning, M. Drosback (CASA, University of Colorado), J. Barentine (APO, New Mexico State University)

We present performance details of the Fabry-Pérot interferometer mode of the Colorado Near Infrared Camera, C-NIC, recently comissioned at the Astrophysical Research Consortium 3.5m telescope at Apache Point Observatory, Sunspot, NM. C-NIC incorporates the only near-infrared, cryogenic, tunable Fabry-Pérot etalon that operates at high resolution (R ~ 10000). Instrument characteristics and calibration data are presented. We also showcase the capabilities of the Fabry-Pérot mode of the instrument by presenting data cubes (x, y, and radial velocity) of the Cepheus A star formation complex.

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