n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Wide-field cryogenic infra-red telescope in Sutherland : news notes

Volume 67, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Towards the end of last year a smallish roll-off-roof building was built, making it the 12th dome to appear on the Sutherland hilltop. The facility is officially called the "Sumi-Hut" (named for the Sumitomo Foundation that supplied funding for the project) and it houses the WFCT II (Wide Field Cryogenic Telescope II), a special infra-red telescope whose interior, including detector and optics, is under vacuum and cooled to cryogenic temperatures.

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