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Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) 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). In this paper, I discuss briefly the scientific considerations which drove the design of the LWS and describe the instrument itself. I then discuss how the instrument works and outline its photometric performance. The measurement of this performance is described in a companion paper at this conference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2019, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (1 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157833
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Peter E. Clegg, Queen Mary and Westfield College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2019:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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