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On orbit performance of the MIPS instrument

GH Rieke, ET Young, J Cadien, CW Engelbracht, KD Gordon, DM Kelly, FJ Low, KA Misselt, JE Morrison, J Muzerolle, G Rivlis, JA Stansberry, JW Beeman, EE Haller, DT Frayer, WB Latter, A Noriega-Crespo, DL Padgett, DC Hines, D Bean Show all

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Published : 2004

Abstract

The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) provides long wavelength capability for the mission, in imaging bands at 24, 70, and 160μm and measurements of spectral energy distributions between 52 and 100μ,m at a spectral resolution of about 7%. By using true detector arrays in each band, it provides both critical sampling of the Spitzer point spread function and relatively large imaging fields of view, allowing for substantial advances in sensitivity, angular resolution, and efficiency of areal coverage compared with previous space far-infrared capabilities. The Si:As BIB 24μm array has excellent photometric properties, and measurements with rms relative errors of 1% or better can be..

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