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NICMOS: lessons learned for future space infrared instrumentation
Author(s): Keith S. Noll; Louis E. Bergeron; Thomas Wiklind; Santiago Arribas; Roelof S. de Jong; Sangetta Malhotra; Bahram Mobasher; Erin Roye; Alfred B. Schultz; Chun Xu; Daniela Calzetti; Mark Dickinson; Megan L. Sosey
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Paper Abstract

Temperature variations in the NICMOS detectors arise from a variety of thermal sources. These thermal variations lead to several image artifacts which must be removed before making quantitative scientific measurements from NICMOS data. Future instruments would do well to minimize sources of thermal instabilities in their detectors. A related problem is the inability to directly measure detector temperature from bias due to the instability of the low-voltage power supply in NICMOS. Identifying ways to directly monitor detector temperatures would be an important benefit for future missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551574
Show Author Affiliations
Keith S. Noll, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Louis E. Bergeron, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Thomas Wiklind, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Santiago Arribas, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Roelof S. de Jong, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Sangetta Malhotra, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Bahram Mobasher, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Erin Roye, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Alfred B. Schultz, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Chun Xu, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Daniela Calzetti, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Mark Dickinson, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Megan L. Sosey, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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