3 May 1979 A Cryogenically-Cooled, Balloon-Borne Far Infrared Survey Telescope
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Abstract
The design and performance of the Arizona cryogenically-cooled, balloon-borne, multiband far infrared survey telescope are described. The 40 cm Cassegrain telescope is completely contained in a liquid helium dewar. The focal plane array consists of Fabry optics and four detectors which each have a 12 Aarc minute field of view. Both photoconductive and bolometer detectors are utilized at effective wavelengths of 20, 80, 100 and 150 microns. In 1977 the telescope was used to make multicolor large scale maps of 70 square degrees in the Cygnus X region and the W3 region.
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Murray F. Campbell, "A Cryogenically-Cooled, Balloon-Borne Far Infrared Survey Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957080; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957080
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