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Optimizing parallel observations for the JWST/MIRI instrument
Author(s): Macarena Garcìa-Marìn; Christopher N. A. Willmer; Alvaro Labiano; Stacey Alberts; George Rieke; Gillian Wright; Marcia Rieke
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Paper Abstract

Using unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, the Mid-IR (MIRI) instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will provide imaging, coronagraphy, single slit and integral-field spectroscopy for many science observations. The expectation is that the operational design of the JWST will include parallel modes. We have been studying the intricacies of combining MIRI (5-28.5 μm) and Near-IR Camera (NIRCam) (0.6-5 μm) imaging observations for a deep imaging use-case. Such programs present particular challenges from an operations point of view. This contribution presents the overall design of the MIRI observations in parallel with NIRCam, opening the path to collaborative science opportunities between MIRI and the other JWST instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99101R (20 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233513
Show Author Affiliations
Macarena Garcìa-Marìn, European Space Agency (United States)
Christopher N. A. Willmer, Steward Observatory (United States)
Alvaro Labiano, Institute for Astronomy, ETH (Switzerland)
Stacey Alberts, Steward Observatory (United States)
George Rieke, Steward Observatory (United States)
Gillian Wright, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Marcia Rieke, Steward Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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