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FIFI LS: the far-infrared integral field spectrometer for SOFIA
Author(s): R. Klein; A. Poglitsch; W. Raab; N. Geis; M. Hamidouche; L. W. Looney; R. Hönle; M. Schweitzer; W. Viehhauser; R. Genzel; E. E. Haller; Th. Henning
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Paper Abstract

FIFI LS is a far-infrared integral field spectrometer for the SOFIA airborne observatory. The instrument is designed to maximize the observing efficiency by simultaneous and nearly independent imaging of the field-of-view in two medium spectral resolution bands. We present a summary of the FIFI LS design and the current status of instrument development. Its unique features as the large far-infrared photoconductor detectors, its integral field concept, and control system will be highlighted. Special attention will be given to the Extended Observing Opportunity Program, which will allow general access to FIFI LS on SOFIA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62691F (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671505
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R. Klein, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
A. Poglitsch, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
W. Raab, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
N. Geis, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
M. Hamidouche, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (United States)
L. W. Looney, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (United States)
R. Hönle, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
M. Schweitzer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
W. Viehhauser, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
R. Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
E. E. Haller, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Th. Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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