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ISO long-wavelength spectrometer parallel mode
Author(s): Tanya L. Lim; Florence Vivares; Bruce Miles Swinyard; Emmanuel Caux
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) had a scientific payload of four complementary instruments, a camera, a photometer, and two spectrometers. Two instruments, the Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) and the Camera were able to operate in parallel mode i.e. taking scientific data while another instrument was active. The LWS had ten detectors which allowed simultaneous coverage of the entire 43-197 micron range. In parallel mode the diffraction grating remained in a fixed position allowing the spectrometer to act like a 10 channel photometer with bandwidths of 0.3 microns (one resolution element in second order) for the five short wavelength detectors and 0.6 microns (one resolution element in first order) for the five long wavelength detectors. This paper describes the LWS parallel mode and gives details on the data was obtained. The paper will also describe the automated processing developed for the parallel mode data and the calibration strategy employed. The parallel data has very good sparse coverage in the Rho Oph region and a temperature map derived from the parallel mode data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4847, Astronomical Data Analysis II, (19 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461014
Show Author Affiliations
Tanya L. Lim, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Florence Vivares, SEMA Group (France)
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Emmanuel Caux, Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4847:
Astronomical Data Analysis II
Jean-Luc Starck; Fionn D. Murtagh, Editor(s)

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