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Characterization of the NICMOS flight detectors and their capabilities
Author(s): Rodger I. Thompson; Marcia J. Rieke; Karen A. Kormos; John Eric Mentzell
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Paper Abstract

The near infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer (NICMOS) is a new instrument for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). NICMOS provides opportunities for near infrared astrophysical investigations with HST in the 0.8 - 2.5 micrometers spectral region with 256 X 256 array detectors of HgCdTe manufactured by the Rockwell International Electro-Optical Center. This manuscript describes the characteristics and capabilities of the flight focal plane assemblies (FPAs) for all three NICMOS cameras as well as the three flight spares and three continuous evaluation FPAs. All of the FPAs exceed the original specifications by a significant amount and represent the first scientific space flight of infrared arrays for this wavelength region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211275
Show Author Affiliations
Rodger I. Thompson, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)
Marcia J. Rieke, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)
Karen A. Kormos, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)
John Eric Mentzell, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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