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MIPS: The multiband imaging photometer for SIRTF

GH Rieke, C Lada, M Lebofsky, F Low, P Strittmatter, E Young, J Arens, E Haller, P Richards, C Beichman, TN Gautier, J Mould, G Neugebauer, S Gaalema, M Werner

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Published : 1986


The Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS) is to be designed to reach as closely as possible the fundamental sensitivity and angular resolution limits for SIRTF over the 3 to 700pm spectral region. It will use high performance photoconductive detectors from 3 to 200um with integrating JFET amplifiers. From 200 to 700pm, the MIPS will use a bolometer cooled by an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. Over much of its operating range, the MIPS will make possible observations at and beyond the conventional Rayleigh diffraction limit of angular resolution. © 1986 SPIE.

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