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Optical Engineering

Infrared Space Observatory Long-Wavelength Spectrometer
Author(s): Peter E. Clegg
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Paper Abstract

Spectroscopy is an essential tool in the astronomer's kit, probing the microscopic physics of astronomical objects. The Long-Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) is one of two complementary spectrometers in the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). I discuss briefly the scientific considerations that drove the design of the LWS and describe the instrument itself. I then discuss how the instrument works and outline its photometric performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(1) doi: 10.1117/12.155387
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 1
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Peter E. Clegg, Queen Mary and Westfield College (United Kingdom)


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