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1 October 1993 SIRTF instrument concepts
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This paper describes the current design concepts for the three scientific instruments which are under definition study for NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). These instruments, the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS), will provide imaging and spectroscopy from 2.5 to 200 micrometers . Over much of this range their performance will be limited only be natural astrophysical backgrounds in the solar system, and by diffraction. Changes in the instrument complement from the former Titan launched, Earth orbiting SIRTF concept to the present Atlas launched, solar orbiting concept are discussed.
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Peter Eisenhardt, Giovanni G. Fazio, James R. Houck, and George H. Rieke "SIRTF instrument concepts", Proc. SPIE 2019, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (1 October 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.157820
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