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On-orbit performance of the MIPS instrument
Author(s): George H. Rieke; Erick T. Young; James Cadien; Charles W. Engelbracht; Karl D. Gordon; Douglas M. Kelly; Frank J. Low; Karl A. Misselt; Jane E. Morrison; James Muzerolle; G. Rivlis; John A. Stansberry; Jeffrey W. Beeman; Eugene E. Haller; David T. Frayer; William B. Latter; Alberto Noriega-Crespo; Deborah L. Padgett; Dean C. Hines; J. Douglas Bean; William Burmester; Gerald B. Heim; Thomas Glenn; R. Ordonez; John P. Schwenker; S. Siewert; Donald W. Strecker; S. Tennant; John R. Troeltzsch; Bryce Unruh; R. M. Warden; Peter A.R. Ade; Almudena Alonso-Herrero; Myra Blaylock; Herve Dole; Eiichi Egami; Joannah L. Hinz; Emeric LeFloch; Casey Papovich; Pablo G. Perez-Gonzalez; Marcia J. Rieke; Paul S. Smith; Kate Y. L. Su; Lee Bennett; David Henderson; Nanyao Lu; Frank J. Masci; Misha Pesenson; Luisa Rebull; Jeonghee Rho; Jocelyn Keene; Susan Stolovy; Stefanie Wachter; William Wheaton; Paul L. Richards; Harry W. Garner; M. Hegge; Monte L. Henderson; Kim I. MacFeely; David Michika; Chris D. Miller; Mark Neitenbach; Jeremiah Winghart; R. Woodruff; E. Arens; Charles A. Beichman; Stephen D. Gaalema; Thomas Nicholas Gautier; Charles J. Lada; Jeremy Mould; Gerry X. Neugebauer; Karl R. Stapelfeldt
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Paper Abstract

The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) provides long wavelength capability for the mission, in imaging bands at 24, 70, and 160 microns and measurements of spectral energy distributions between 52 and 100 microns at a spectral resolution of about 7%. By using true detector arrays in each band, it provides both critical sampling of the Spitzer point spread function and relatively large imaging fields of view, allowing for substantial advances in sensitivity, angular resolution, and efficiency of areal coverage compared with previous space far-infrared capabilities. The Si:As BIB 24 micron array has excellent photometric properties, and measurements with rms relative errors of 1% or better can be obtained. The two longer wavelength arrays use Ge:Ga detectors with poor photometric stability. However, the use of 1.) a scan mirror to modulate the signals rapidly on these arrays, 2.) a system of on-board stimulators used for a relative calibration approximately every two minutes, and 3.) specialized reduction software result in good photometry with these arrays also, with rms relative errors of less than 10%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551965
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George H. Rieke, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Erick T. Young, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James Cadien, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Charles W. Engelbracht, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Karl D. Gordon, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Douglas M. Kelly, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Frank J. Low, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Karl A. Misselt, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jane E. Morrison, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James Muzerolle, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
G. Rivlis, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John A. Stansberry, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jeffrey W. Beeman, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Eugene E. Haller, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. and Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
David T. Frayer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
William B. Latter, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Alberto Noriega-Crespo, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Deborah L. Padgett, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Dean C. Hines, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. Douglas Bean, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
William Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Gerald B. Heim, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Thomas Glenn, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
R. Ordonez, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John P. Schwenker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
S. Siewert, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Donald W. Strecker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
S. Tennant, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John R. Troeltzsch, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Bryce Unruh, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
R. M. Warden, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Peter A.R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Almudena Alonso-Herrero, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Myra Blaylock, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Herve Dole, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eiichi Egami, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Joannah L. Hinz, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Emeric LeFloch, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Casey Papovich, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Pablo G. Perez-Gonzalez, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Marcia J. Rieke, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Paul S. Smith, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kate Y. L. Su, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Lee Bennett, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
David Henderson, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Nanyao Lu, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Frank J. Masci, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Misha Pesenson, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Luisa Rebull, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeonghee Rho, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jocelyn Keene, Spitzer Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Susan Stolovy, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Stefanie Wachter, California Institute of Technology (United States)
William Wheaton, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Paul L. Richards, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Harry W. Garner, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
M. Hegge, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Monte L. Henderson, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Kim I. MacFeely, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
David Michika, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Chris D. Miller, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Mark Neitenbach, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Jeremiah Winghart, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
R. Woodruff, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
E. Arens, Michelson Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Charles A. Beichman, Michelson Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Stephen D. Gaalema, Black Forest Engineering (United States)
Thomas Nicholas Gautier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Charles J. Lada, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Jeremy Mould, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Gerry X. Neugebauer, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Karl R. Stapelfeldt, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


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

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