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Development of the calibrated infrared source for the Hubble space telescope near-infrared camera and multiobject spectrometer
Author(s): Paolo A. Carosso; Paul H. Geithner
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Paper Abstract

The Calibrated Infrared Source (CIRCE) is a radiometrically calibrated, highly uniform, infrared source for the calibration of the Hubble Space Telescope Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) instrument. The CIRCE output encompasses the entire NICMOS spectral range, from 0.8 to 2.5 micrometers . CIRCE is designed to operate in vacuum, thus allowing calibration of NICMOS under flight- like conditions. CIRCE is the calibration standard for several tests, including: throughput measurement, flat fields, sensitivity, polarizer characterization, and Red Leak Test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255118
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo A. Carosso, Swales and Associates, Inc. (United States)
Paul H. Geithner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2807:
Space Telescopes and Instruments IV
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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