Contributed Talk - Splinter CCAT

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 14:15   (Auditorium MPS)

CCAT-p first light instrumentation

J. Stutzki1, G. Stacey2
1I. Physikalisches Institut (Institute für Astrophysik), Universität zu Köln
2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

We present an overview of the planned first light instrumentation of the new CCAT-p 6m off-axis submm telescope on Cerro Chajnantor, Chile at 5600~m altitude, which is presently being built and is scheduled for first light towards end of 2019. The instrumentation planned covers the prime science areas envisaged for CCAT-p. One instrument is a large format, multi-wavelength direct-detection camera, which focuses on the cosmological aspects of the CCAT science. The second first light instrument is a large format heterodyne high-spectral-resolution camera aimed at the study of the physical conditions of the star forming interstellar medium in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies.