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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2010, Article ID 760416, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/760416
Research Article

Design, Manufacturing, and Commissioning of BIRCAM (Bootes InfraRed CAMera)

1INAF—Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Strada Osservatorio, 20, 10025 Pino Torinese, Italy
2INAF—Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via Emilio Bianchi, 46, 23807 Merate, Italy
3IAA—Instituto de Astrofìsica de Andalucìa (CSIC), Camino Bajo de Huétor, 50, 18008 Granada, Spain
4Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork Institute of Technology), Castle Road, Mahon, Cork, Ireland
5Department of Radio Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technickà, 2, 166 27, Praha, Czech Republic

Received 30 June 2009; Accepted 23 November 2009

Academic Editor: Joshua S. Bloom

Copyright © 2010 Alberto Riva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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