S. Nicholas Raines

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S.N. Raines
211 Bryant Space Science Center
Dept. of Astronommy
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-2055, USA
phone: (352) 392-2052, ext. 244
raines at astro.ufl.edu

30 Doradus image from FLAMINGOS-2 Team, 2009 Sep 10

PDF copies of my refereed proceedings are provided here. Most of the instrumentation articles I participated on are listed here and were published in conference proceedings of the SPIE.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) names are given for most publications. These names (without the prefix word 'doi') may be entered either in the resolver at www.doi.org or into the search field at NASA ADS, in order to quickly locate the paper online.

2010

21) S. Eikenberry, Richard J. Elston, Steven N. Raines, Craig D. Warner, Kevin T. Hanna, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, J. Greg Bennett, Aaron Bessoff, Matthew Branch, Richard Corley, John–Eriksen, Curtis Dewitt, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael D. Herlevich, David B. Hon, Antonio Marin–Franch, Jeffrey A. Julian, Roger E. Julian, Jose Marti, Charles Murphey, William Rambold, D. Scott Powell, David Rashkin, Brian M. Leckie, W. Rusty Gardhouse, J. Murray Fletcher, Jennifer Dunn, Tim Hardy, Robert Wooff, John S. Pazder, "On–sky performance of FLAMINGOS–2: the facility wide–field near–infrared imager and multi–object spectrograph for Gemini." 2010, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7735, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, ed. Ian S. McLean, Suzanne K. Ramsay, & Hideki Takami (San Diego, California, 27 June – 02 July 2010), pp. forthcoming. Poster Number 7735–48.
doi:10.1117/12.forthcoming

20) S. Eikenberry, J. A. Howell, S. N. Raines, C. Packham, C. Murphey, J. G. G. Bennett, S. Schofield, F. Garón, P. Hammersley, Salavdor Cuevas, L. Cardiel, C. Vilar, J. M. Gomez, J. Torra, J. Gallego, N. Cardiel, "The Mid–resolutin InfRAreD Astronomical Spectrograph (MIRADAS) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias", 2010, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol 7735, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, ed. Ian S. McLean, Suzanne K. Ramsay, & Hideki Takami (San Diego, California 27 Jun – 02 July 2010), pp. forthcoming. Poster number 7735–255.
doi:10.1117/12.forthcoming (PDF 1.3 MB)

2008

19) David M. Clark, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Steven N. Raines, "The Environment of X–Ray Binaries in the Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC 1569." 2008, in AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1010, A POPULATION EXPLOSION, The Nature & Evolution of X–ray binaries in Diverse Environments, ed. R. M. Bandyopadhyay, S. Wachter, D. Gelino, & C. R. Gelino (St. Pete Beach, FL, Nov. 2007), pp. 339–341.
doi:10.1063/1.2945070 (PDF 208 KB)

18) Michelle L. Edwards, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Miguel Charcos–Llorens, Nestor Lasso, Jeff Julian, S. Nicholas Raines, Christopher Packham, Kevin Hanna, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Antonio Marin–Franch , J. Michael Rodgers, "Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE) and the Study of XRBs." 2008, in AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1010, A POPULATION EXPLOSION, The Nature & Evolution of X–ray binaries in Diverse Environments, ed. R. M. Bandyopadhyay, S. Wachter, D. Gelino, & C. R. Gelino (St. Pete Beach, FL, Nov. 2007), pp. 186–188.
doi:10.1063/1.2945035 (PDF 208 KB)

17) M. L. Edwards, Stephen S. Eikenberry, M. Charcos–Llorens, A. Marin–Franch, N. Lasso, S. N. Raines, J. Julian, K. Hanna, C. Packham, M. Rodgers, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, "The Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE): progress of the opto– and cryo– mechanical design and manufacture." 2008, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7014, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, ed. Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali (Marseille, France, Jun. 2008), pp. 70142L–70142L–5.
doi:10.1117/12.788424 (PDF 332 KB)

16) Stephen Eikenberry, Richard Elston, S. Nicholas Raines, Jeff Julian, Kevin Hanna, Craig Warner, Roger Julian, Reba Bandyopadhyay, J. Greg Bennett, Aaron Bessoff, Matt Branch, Richard Corley, Curtis Dewitt, John–David Eriksen, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael Herlevich, David Hon, Antonio Marin–Franch, Jose Marti, Charlie Murphey, William Rambold, David Rashkin, Brian Leckie, W. Rusty Gardhouse, Murray Fletcher, Tim Hardy, Jennifer Dunn, Robert Wooff, "FLAMINGOS–2: the facility near–infrared wide–field imager and multi–object spectrograph for Gemini." 2008, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7014, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, ed. Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali (Marseille, France, Jun. 2008), pp. 70140V–70140V–12.
doi:10.1117/12.788326 (PDF 1.5 MB)

15) Erin Mentuch, Alan Scott, Roberto Abraham, Elizabeth Barton, Matthew Bershady, Joss Bland–Hawthorn, David Crampton, Rene Doyon, Steve Eikenberry, Mike Gladders, Karl Glazebrook, Joe Jenson, Jeff Julian, Roger Julian, Jean–Paul Kneib, David Loop, Nick Raines, Neil Rowlands, J. D. Smith, "Optical–mechanical operation of the F2T2 filter: a tunable filter designed to search for First Light." 2008, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7014, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, ed. Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali (Marseille, France, Jun. 2008), pp. 701476–701476–10.
doi:10.1117/12.789692 (PDF 520 KB)

14) Steven N. Raines, Glenn D. Boreman, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Ismael Quijano, "The University of Florida's next–generation cryogenic infrared focal plane array controller system." 2008, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7014, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, ed. Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali (Marseille, France, Jun. 2008), pp. 701476M–70146M–9
doi:10.1117/12.788003 (PDF 900 KB)

13) S. Nicholas Raines, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, "FLAMINGOS–2: A Near–IR Multi–Object Spectrometer Ideal for Surveying the Galactic Center." 2008, in AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1010, A POPULATION EXPLOSION, The Nature & Evolution of X–ray binaries in Diverse Environments, ed. R. M. Bandyopadhyay, S. Wachter, D. Gelino, & C. R. Gelino (St. Pete Beach, FL, Nov. 2007), pp. 171–173.
doi:10.1063/1.2945030 (PDF 400 KB)

12) Steven N. Raines, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Jeffrey A. Julian, Kevin T. Hanna, Craig D. Warner, Roger E. Julian, J. Greg Bennett, Curtis N. DeWitt, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael D. Herlevich, Charles Murphey, "Characterization and testing of FLAMINGOS–2: the Gemini facility nearinfrared multi–object spectrometer and wide–field imager." 2008, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 7014, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, ed. Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali (Marseille, France, Jun. 2008), pp. 70143C–70143C–10.
doi:10.1117/12.789271 (PDF 1.3 MB)

2007

11) M. L. Edwards, S. S. Eikenberry, A. Marin–Franch, M. Charcos–Llorens, M. Rodgers, J. Julian, S. N. Raines, C. Packham, "Status of the Canarias InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE)." 2007, in Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica Conference Series Vol. 29, First Light Science with the GTC, ed. R. Guzmán, C. Packham, J. M. Rodríguez–Espinosa, & S. Torres–Peimbert (Miami, FL, Jun 2006), pp. 21–23.
Bib Code: 2007RMxAC..29..21E (PDF 164 KB)

10) S. N. Raines, S. S. Eikenberry, R. Guzmán, N. Gruel, J. Julian, G. Boreman, J. Hoffman, M. Rodgers, P. Glenn, G. Hull–Allen, B. Myrick, S. Flint, L. Comstock, "The Florida Image Slicer for Infrared Astrophysics and Cosmology." 2007, in Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica Conference Series Vol. 29, First Light Science with the GTC, ed. R. Guzmán, C. Packham, J. M. Rodríguez–Espinosa, & S. Torres–Peimbert (Miami, FL, Jun 2006), pp. 143d–143.
Bib Code: 2007RMxAC..29..143R (PDF 68 KB)

2006

9) M. L. Edwards, S. S. Eikenberry, A. Marin–Franch, M. Charcos–Llorens, M. Rodgers, J. Julian, N. Raines, C. Packham, "The Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE): optical and opto–mechanical design and manufacture." 2006, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 6269, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Ian S. McLean & Masanori Iye (Orlando, Florida, May 2006), pp. 62694Z–1 to 62694Z–6.
doi:10.1117/12.670716 (PDF 308 KB)

8) Stephen Eikenberry, Richard Elston, S. Nicholas Raines, Jeff Julian, Kevin Hanna, David Hon, Roger Julian, R. Bandyopadhyay, J. Greg Bennett, Aaron Bessoff, Matt Branch, Richard Corley, John–David Eriksen, Skip Frommeyer, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael Herlevich, Antonio Marin–Franch, Jose Marti, Charlie Murphey, David Rashkin, Craig Warner, Brian Leckie, W. Rusty Gardhouse, Murray Fletcher, Jennifer Dunn, Robert Wooff, Tim Hardy, "FLAMINGOS–2: the facility near–infrared wide–field imager and multi–object spectrograph for Gemini." 2006, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 6269, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Ian S. McLean & Masanori Iye (Orlando, Florida, May 2006), pp. 626917–1 to 626917–12.
doi:10.1117/12.672095 (PDF 720 KB)

7) Stephen Eikenberry, S. Nicholas Raines, Nicolas Gruel, Richard Elston, Rafael Guzmán, Jeff Julian, Glenn Boreman, Paul Glenn, Gregory Hull–Allen, Jeffrey Hoffman, Michael Rodgers, Kevin Thompson, Scott Flint, Lovell Comstock, Bruce Myrick, "FISICA: the Florida imager slicer for infrared cosmology and astrophysics." 2006, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 6269, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Ian S. McLean & Masanori Iye (Orlando, Florida, May 2006), pp. 62694L–1 to 62694L–8.
doi:10.1117/12.672184 (PDF 1.4 MB)

6) Antonio Marin–Franch, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Miguel V. Charcos–Llorens, Michelle L. Edwards, Frank Varosi, David B. Hon, Steven N. Raines, Craig D. Warner, David Rashkin, "Control software and user interface for the Canarias Infrared Camera Experiment (CIRCE)." 2006, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 6269, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy , ed. Ian S. McLean & Masanori Iye (Orlando, Florida, May 2006), pp. 62694V–1 to 62694V–7.
doi:10.1117/12.669843 (PDF 1 MB)

5) Alan Scott, Maniyar Javed, Roberto Abraham, Steve Eikenberry, Elizabeth Barton, Matthew Bershady, Joss Bland–Hawthorn, David Crampton, Rene Doyon, Jeff Julian, Roger Julian, Jean–Paul Kneib, David Loop, Nick Raines, Neil Rowlands, J. D. Smith, "Performance of F2T2 tandem tunable etalon." 2006, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 6269, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Ian S. McLean & Masanori Iye (Orlando, Florida, May 2006), pp. 62695J–1 to 62695J–10.
doi:10.1117/12.668774 (PDF 904 KB)

2004

4) Stephen S. Eikenberry, Richard Elston, Rafael Guzmán, Jeff Julian, S. Nicholas Raines, Nicolas Gruel, Glenn Boreman, Paul E. Glenn, C. Gregory Hull–Allen, Jeff Hoffman, Michael Rodgers, Kevin Thompson, Scott Flint, Lovell Comstock, Bruce Myrick, "FISICA: the Florida image slicer for infrared cosmology and astrophysics." 2004, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 5492, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Alan F. M. Moorwood & Masanori Iye (Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Jun. 2004), pp. 1264–1273.
doi:10.1117/12.549150 (PDF 1.3 MB)

3) Stephen S. Eikenberry, Richard Elston, S. Nicholas Raines, Jeff Julian, Richard J. Corley, Kevin Hanna, David Hon, Roger Julian, David Rashkin, Brian Leckie, W. Rusty Gardhouse, Murray Fletcher, Jennifer Dunn, Robert Wooff, "FLAMINGOS–2: the facility near–infrared wide–field imager and multi–object spectrograph for Gemini." 2004, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 5492, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Alan F. M. Moorwood & Masanori Iye (Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Jun. 2004), pp. 1196–1207.
doi:10.1117/12.549796 (PDF 1.6 MB)

2) Paul E. Glenn, C. Gregory Hull–Allen, Jeff Hoffman, Michael Rodgers, Kevin Thompson, Bruce Myrick, Lovell Comstock, Scott Flint, Glenn Boreman, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Richard Elston, Rafael Guzmán, Jeff Julian, S. Nicholas Raines, "Design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of the Florida image slicer for infrared cosmology and astrophysics (FISICA) integral field unit." 2004, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 5492, Ground–Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, ed. Alan F. M. Moorwood & Masanori Iye (Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Jun. 2004), pp. 1254–1263.
doi:10.1117/12.551661 (PDF 1.7 MB)

2003

1) Richard Elston, Steven N. Raines, Kevin T. Hanna, David B. Hon, Jeffrey Julian, Matthew Horrobin, Charles F. W. Harmer, Harland W. Epps, "Performance of the FLAMINGOS near–IR multi–object spectrometer and imager and plans for FLAMINGOS–2: a fully cryogenic near–IR MOS for Gemini South." 2003, in Proc. of the SPIE, Vol. 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground–based Telescopes, ed. Masanori Iye & Alan F. M. Moorwood (Waikoloa, Hawaii, Aug. 2002), pp. 1611–1624.
doi:10.1117/12.459937 (PDF 600 KB)