Aspects of the development of a 1-5 μm infrared camera for astronomy
Rayner, John Thornton
Aspects of the design, development and evaluation of a 1-5 μm near-infrared camera for a large ground-based telescope are described and discussed. In particular this thesis will consider the detailed cryogenic design and the closely inter-related areas of the optical and mechanical design. Also discussed is near-infrared imaging and imaging polarimetry of the star forming region OMC 2, acquired during the astronomical commissioning of the camera.