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NIP: the near infrared imaging photometer for Euclid
Author(s): Mario Schweitzer; Ralf Bender; Reinhard Katterloher; Frank Eisenhauer; Reiner Hofmann; Roberto Saglia; Rory Holmes; Oliver Krause; Hans-Walter Rix; Jeff Booth; Parker Fagrelius; Jason Rhodes; Suresh Seshadri; Alexandre Refregier; Jerome Amiaux; Jean-Louis Augueres; Olivier Boulade; Christophe Cara; Adam Amara; Simon Lilly; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Anna-Maria Di Giorgio; Ludovic Duvet; Christopher Kuehl; Mohsin Syed
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Paper Abstract

The NIP is a near infrared imaging photometer that is currently under investigation for the Euclid space mission in context of ESA's 2015 Cosmic Vision program. Together with the visible camera (VIS) it will form the basis of the weak lensing measurements for Euclid. The NIP channel will perform photometric imaging in 3 near infrared bands (Y, J, H) covering a wavelength range from ~ 0.9 to 2 μm over a field of view (FoV) of ~ 0.5 deg2. With the required limiting point source magnitude of 24 mAB (5 sigma) the NIP channel will be used to determine the photometric redshifts of over 2 billion galaxies collected over a wide survey area of 20 000 deg2. In addition to the photometric measurements, the NIP channel will deliver unique near infrared (NIR) imaging data over the entire extragalactic sky, enabling a wide variety of ancillary astrophysical and cosmological studies. In this paper we will present the results of the study carried out by the Euclid Imaging Consortium (EIC) during the Euclid assessment phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77311K (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857031
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Mario Schweitzer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ralf Bender, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard Katterloher, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reiner Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Roberto Saglia, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rory Holmes, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Oliver Krause, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Hans-Walter Rix, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Jeff Booth, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Parker Fagrelius, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jason Rhodes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Suresh Seshadri, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alexandre Refregier, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Jerome Amiaux, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Jean-Louis Augueres, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Olivier Boulade, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Christophe Cara, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Adam Amara, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Simon Lilly, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Eli Atad-Ettedgui, The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Anna-Maria Di Giorgio, INAF, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)
Ludovic Duvet, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Christopher Kuehl, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Mohsin Syed, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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