HONIR: Hiroshima Optical and Near-InfraRed camera

HONIR is an instrument for the 1.5-m Kanata telescope at Higashi-Hiroshima Observatory, Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University.

HONIR is capable of obtaining two color (optical (0.5-1.0 μm) and near-infrared (1.0-2.0μm)) images or spectra simultaneously with an optional linear imaging polarimetry and spectro-polarimetry functions. The field of view of the imaging mode is 10 arcmin square with a spatial sampling of 0".29.



  • 2019/10: Instruction web page for the reduction tool honirred is released (Only Japanese).
  • 2014/7: SPIE presentation pre-print (SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014: Akitaya et al.) is available.
    [manuscript(pdf)] [ADS]
  • 2012/7/3: SPIE presentation files (SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012: Paper 8446-270; Sakimoto et al.) are available.
    [poster(pdf)] [manuscript(pdf)]