Kermit the ORC
(Offner Relay Camera, that is)
Kermit is an infrared astronomical camera incorporating a state-of-the-art
Rockwell Hawaii 2 20482 detector, sensitive from 0.8-2.5 microns.
The all-reflecting Offer Relay optics are optimized for very low scattered
light, suitable for companion searches close to bright stars. The
large-format detector enables very high resolution sampling without sacrificing
field of view; Kermit will have a plate scale of 15 milliarcseconds per pixel
at AEOS, providing very well sampled measurements of the AO point spread
Kermit was built collaboratively by groups at the University of Hawaii and University of California, Berkeley,
led by Profs. Jeff Kuhn and James Graham, respectively. See the Kermit Team
page for more.
Kermit is the science camera for the Lyot Project AEOS
Coronagraph, being developed by
Dr. Ben Oppenheimer of
Why "Kermit"? Well, it's green...
This page last updated 2004-3-24
by Marshall Perrin