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NICMOS revival: detector performance in the NCS era
Author(s): Torsten Boeker; E. Bergeron; Lisa M. Mazzuca; Megan Sosey; Chun Xu
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Paper Abstract

We summarize the current detector performance of the NearInfrared and MultiObject Spectrometer (NICMOS) on board the Hubble Space Telescope. After a three-year hiatus following the exhaustion of its solid nitrogen coolant, NICMOS was revived with the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System during the HST Servicing Mission 3B in March 2002. In this paper, we briefly describe the timeline of the NICMOS cooldown, present the results from the cooldown monitoring program to characterize the NICMOS detectors at their current operating temperature, and summarize the scientific performance of the "new" NICMOS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461247
Show Author Affiliations
Torsten Boeker, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
E. Bergeron, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Lisa M. Mazzuca, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Megan Sosey, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Chun Xu, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4850:
IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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