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In-orbit performance of the ISO long-wavelength spectrometer
Author(s): Bruce Miles Swinyard; Martin J. Burgdorf; Peter E. Clegg; Gary R. Davis; Matthew J. Griffin; Cecile Gry; Sarah J. Leeks; Tanya L. Lim; Stefano Pezzuto; Elisabetta Tommasi
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Paper Abstract

The long wavelength spectrometer on-board the European Space Agency IR Space Observatory (ISO) uses a grating and one of two Fabry-Perot interferometers to make medium and high resolution spectroscopic observations in the 43-196.9 micrometers wavelength range. The instrument has been in continuous use since the launch of ISO in November 1995. In this paper we describe the calibration of the instrument and its performance, both spectroscopic and photometric, over the two years of instrument operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317290
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin J. Burgdorf, ISO Science Operations Ctr. (Spain)
Peter E. Clegg, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Gary R. Davis, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Matthew J. Griffin, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Cecile Gry, ISO Science Operations Ctr. (Spain)
Sarah J. Leeks, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Tanya L. Lim, ISO Science Operations Ctr. (Spain)
Stefano Pezzuto, ISO Science Operations Ctr. (Spain)
Elisabetta Tommasi, ISO Science Operations Ctr. (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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