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Opto-mechanical design of the near infrared spectrograph NIRSpec
Author(s): Maurice B. J. te Plate; Wolfgang Holota; Winfried Posselt; Jess Koehler; Markus Melf; Giorgio Bagnasco; Pierangelo Marenaci
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Paper Abstract

The NIRSpec instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a multi-object spectrograph capable of measuring the near infrared spectrum of at least 100 objects simultaneously at various spectral resolutions. It operates under cryogenic conditions (T~ 35 K). NIRSpec is part of the JWST science instruments suite. Its main purpose is to provide low (R=100), medium (R=1000) and high resolution (R=2700) spectroscopic observations over the wavelength range 0.6 μm - 5.0 μm in support of the four JWST science programs. The NIRSpec instrument is being developed by the European Space Agency with EADS Astrium Germany GmbH as the prime contractor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, 59040L (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620772
Show Author Affiliations
Maurice B. J. te Plate, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Wolfgang Holota, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Winfried Posselt, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Jess Koehler, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Markus Melf, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Giorgio Bagnasco, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Pierangelo Marenaci, European Space Agency (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5904:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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