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Optical Engineering

Infrared Instrumentation on NASA Airborne Observatories
Author(s): N. W. Boggess
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Paper Abstract

Two airborne observatories operated above much of the earth's atmosphere are providing effective platforms for infrared astronomical observations. A summary is given of the wide variety of instrumentation currently in use and continuing to be developed for these facilities. The classes of instruments include various far infrared photometers, filter wheel and grating spectrometers, Fourier transform spectrometers, Michelson and Fabry-Perot interferometers, a polarimeter, and a microwave line receiver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(6) 166528 doi: 10.1117/12.7972156
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 6
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N. W. Boggess, NASA Headquarters (United States)


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