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Dualband infrared imaging spectrometer: observations of the moon
Author(s): Paul D. LeVan; Brian P. Beecken; Cory Lindh
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Paper Abstract

We reported previously on full-disk observations of the sun through a layer of black polymer, used to protect the entrance aperture of a novel dualband spectrometer while transmitting discrete wavelength regions in the MWIR & LWIR1. More recently, the spectrometer was used to assess the accuracy of recovery of unknown blackbody temperatures2. Here, we briefly describe MWIR observations of the full Moon made in Jan 2008. As was the case for the solar observations, the Moon was allowed to drift across the spectrometer slit by Earth's rotation. A detailed sensor calibration performed prior to the observations accounts for sensor non-uniformities; the spectral images of the Moon therefore include atmospheric transmission features. Our plans are to repeat the observations at liquid helium temperatures, thereby allowing both MWIR & LWIR spectral coverage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7055, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology III, 705507 (27 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799439
Show Author Affiliations
Paul D. LeVan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Brian P. Beecken, Bethel Univ. (United States)
Cory Lindh, Bethel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7055:
Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology III
Eustace L. Dereniak; John P. Hartke; Paul D. LeVan; Randolph E. Longshore; Ashok K. Sood, Editor(s)

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