The Infrared Widefield Imager

A proposed wide field (21 x 21 arcminute) near infrared (zYJH band) imager for the Large Binocular Telescope.
IWI will function as part of the Large Binocular Camera, working behind the red channel optics, which work well to about 1.7 microns; it is therefore also sometimes called the LBC-IR channel. IWI will use JWST NIRCam test chips, provided by Marcia Rieke and the NIRCam team at University of Arizona. It thus achieves an unmatched efficiency for a very modest price tag.

IWI includes co-investigators from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, and the University of Colorado.

IWI has been proposed to the National Science Foundation's Advanced Telescopes and Instrumentation program, and also to the Major Research Instrumentation program. Results are still pending as of 20 May 2007.

The IWI team: James Rhaods (PI), Marcia Rieke, Sangeeta Malhotra, Paul Scowen, George Rieke, David Thompson, Matthew Beasley, Jill Bechtold, Daniel Eisenstein, Xiaohui Fan, Jeff Hester, J. Serena Kim, Michael Meyer, David E. Trilling, Rogier Windhorst, Dennis Zaritsky.

A powerpoint Poster for the May 2007 AAS meeting describes the instrument in more detail. (Also the PDF version, and the HTML version.)
The powerpoint version was generated on a Mac PowerBook G4 running PowerPoint 2004 for Mac, version 11.3.5 (070411); if you have compatibility issues you might try the HTML or PDF versions instead.