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The Characterization of the SPARTAN Narrow-Band Near-Infrared Filter Set

Grant number: 08/05233-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2008
Effective date (End): December 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Astronomical Instrumentation
Principal researcher:Cássio Leandro Dal Ri Barbosa
Grantee:Danilo Maciel Lopes Gusmão
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (IP&D). Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/02467-0 - The formation of high mass stars, AP.JP


In this project, the student will study and characterize the fundamental parameters of the narrow-band filter set bought to equip the SOAR near infrared camera SPARTAN. This study will be carried out through the use of the IRAF package synphot and the transmission curves delivered by the manufacturer. Critical parameters, like bandwidth, transmission, central wavelength and photometrical zero point among others, will be obtained in the this eight months project.