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The JWST near-infrared spectrograph NIRSpec: status
Author(s): Pierre Ferruit; Giorgio Bagnasco; Reiner Barho; Stephan Birkmann; Torsten Böker; Guido De Marchi; Bernhard Dorner; Ralf Ehrenwinkler; Massimo Falcolini; Giovanna Giardino; Xavier Gnata; Karl Honnen; Peter Jakobsen; Peter Jensen; Manfred Kolm; Hans-Ulrich Maier; Ralf Maurer; Markus Melf; Peter Mosner; Peter Rumler; Jean-Christophe Salvignol; Marco Sirianni; Paolo Strada; Maurice te Plate; Thomas Wettemann
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Paper Abstract

The Near-Infrared Spectrograph NIRSpec is one of the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). NIRSpec will cover the 0.6-5.0 micron range and will be capable of obtaining spectra of more than 100 objects simultaneously in its multi-object spectroscopy (MOS) mode. It also features a set of slits and an aperture for high contrast spectroscopy of individual sources, as well as an integral-field unit (IFU) for 3D spectroscopy. We will first show how these capabilities are linked to the four main JWST scientific themes. We will then give an overview of the NIRpec modes and spectral configurations with an emphasis on the layout of the field of view and of the spectra. Last, we will provide an update on the status of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84422O (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925810
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Pierre Ferruit, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Giorgio Bagnasco, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Reiner Barho, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Stephan Birkmann, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Torsten Böker, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Guido De Marchi, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bernhard Dorner, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS (France)
Ralf Ehrenwinkler, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Massimo Falcolini, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Giovanna Giardino, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Xavier Gnata, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Karl Honnen, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Peter Jakobsen, DARK Cosmology Ctr., Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Peter Jensen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Manfred Kolm, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Hans-Ulrich Maier, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Ralf Maurer, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Markus Melf, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Peter Mosner, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Peter Rumler, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jean-Christophe Salvignol, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Marco Sirianni, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Paolo Strada, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Maurice te Plate, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Thomas Wettemann, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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