12 October 2004 Effects of cosmic ray removal on the accumulating signal of the infrared spectrograph
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During the in-orbit checkout phase of the Infrared Spectrograph on board The Spitzer Telescope, it was found that the noise of the spectrograph's arrays was correlated with the number of cosmic ray hits. Our analysis reveals that the cause of that effect is most likely due to the algorithms used to correct cosmic ray hits on dark pixels. We also found that the noise characteristics of the pixels that have an illumination that is lower than 1/10 of the full well is artificially raised by the cosmic ray correction by a factor of about 10% if 1% of the pixels are affected by cosmic rays.
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Daniel Devost, Greg C. Sloan, Ahmed Reza, "Effects of cosmic ray removal on the accumulating signal of the infrared spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551832; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551832
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Infrared telescopes

Infrared radiation

Infrared spectroscopy

Spectrographs

Detection and tracking algorithms

Space telescopes

Image segmentation

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