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HOPI: a high-speed occultation photometer and imager for SOFIA
Author(s): Edward W. Dunham; James L. Elliot; Brian W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

HOPI is a special-purpose science instrument for SOFIA that is designed to provide simultaneous high-speed time resolved imaging photometry at two optical wavelengths. We intend to make it possible to mount HOPI and FLITECAM on the SOFIA telescope simultaneously to allow data acquisition at two optical wavelengths and one near-IR wavelength. HOPI will have a flexible optical system and numerous readout modes, allowing many specialized observations to be made. The instrument characteristics required for our proposed scientific pursuits are closely aligned to those needed for critical tests of the completed SOFIA Observatory, and HOPI will be used heavily for these tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389135
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Dunham, Lowell Observatory (United States)
James L. Elliot, Lowell Observatory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Brian W. Taylor, Lowell Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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