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Mid-infrared camera and spectrometer on board SPICA
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Paper Abstract

SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics) is an astronomical mission optimized for mid- and far-infrared astronomy, envisioned for launch in early 2020s. The core wavelength coverage of this mission is 5 to 200 micron. Mid-infrared Camera and Spectrometer (MCS) will provide imaging and spectroscopic observing capabilities in the mid-infrared region with 4 modules. WFC (Wide Field Camera) has two 5 arcminutes square field of view and covers the wavelength range from 5 to 38 micron. MRS (Mid Resolution Spectrometer) has integral field units by image slicer and covers the wavelength range from 12.2 to 37.5 micron simultaneously using dichroic filter and two sets of spectrometers. HRS (High Resolution Spectrometer) covers the wavelength range from 12 to 18 micron with resolving power 20000 to 30000, and it has optional short wavelength channel which covers from 4 to 8 micron with resolving power 30000. LRS (Low Resolution Spectrometer) adopts prism disperser and covers the wavelength range from 5 to 38 micron with resolving power 50 to 100. Here, we present detailed specifications of MCS, optical design, and estimated performance on orbit.

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Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84420Q (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926082
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Hirokazu Kataza, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takehiko Wada, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Itsuki Sakon, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Naoto Kobayashi, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yuki Sarugaku, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Naofumi Fujishiro, Kyoto-Sangyo Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Ikeda, Kyoto-Sangyo Univ. (Japan)
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Shinki Oyabu, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


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 Jr., Editor(s)

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