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21 August 1998 Rocketborne instrument to search for infrared emission from baryonic dark matter in galactic halos
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We describe the design and performance of the near IR telescope experiment (NITE), a rocket-borne instrument designed to search for IR emission from baryonic dark matter in the halos of nearby edge-on spiral galaxies. A 256 X 256 InSb array at the focus of a 16.5 cm liquid-helium- cooled telescope achieves near-background-limited sensitivity in a 3.5-5.5 micrometers waveband where the local foreground from zodiacal emission is at a minimum. This experiment represents the first scientific application of a low-background IR InSb array, a precursor to the InSb arrays intended for SIRTF, in a space-borne observation. We describe the flight performance of the instrument and preliminary scientific result from an observation of NGC 4565.
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James J. Bock, Mitsunobu Kawada, Andrew E. Lange, Toshio Matsumoto, Kazunori Uemizu, Toyoki Watabe, S. A. Yost, Giovanni G. Fazio, William J. Forrest, Judith L. Pipher, and Stephan D. Price "Rocketborne instrument to search for infrared emission from baryonic dark matter in galactic halos", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317239
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