Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
CARA Science: SPIREX/GRIM
The South Pole Infrared Explorer (SPIREX) has been in operation
since 1993. From 1993-1997, the camera used was the Grism
Imager (GRIM). Since 1997, the camera has been
Abu; this page is about SPIREX/GRIM.
SPIREX is ideal for extensive large-scale infrared and
submillimeter surveys of star-forming regions in the Milky Way
and Magellanic Clouds.
SPIREX's telescope is 60 centimeters in diameter.
The construction includes enhancements to lower the total
telescope emissivity to just 5%.
GRIM was a 128x128 NICMOS2 HgCdTe camera sensitive from 1-2.5 µm.
The results from SPIREX have been moved
to a separate page. They include both science and site characterization
For more information
The group does not yet have a website.
SPIREX/GRIM is based at the University of Chicago.
For more information, contact Al Harper,
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