12 October 2004 Observing with the infrared array camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope
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We describe the astronomical observation template (AOT) for the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, hereafter Spitzer). Commissioning of the AOTs was carried out in the first three months of the Spitzer mission. Strategies for observing fixed and moving targets are described, along with the performance of the AOT in flight. We also outline the operation of the IRAC data reduction pipeline at the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and describe residual effects in the data due to electronic and optical anomalies in the instrument.
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Sean J. Carey, Sean J. Carey, Mark David Lacy, Mark David Lacy, Seppo Jalmari Laine, Seppo Jalmari Laine, William T. Reach, William T. Reach, Jason A. Surace, Jason A. Surace, William J. Glaccum, William J. Glaccum, Joseph L. Hora, Joseph L. Hora, Steven P. Willner, Steven P. Willner, Richard G. Arendt, Richard G. Arendt, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Lori E. Allen, Lori E. Allen, Pauline Barmby, Pauline Barmby, Bidushi Bhattacharya, Bidushi Bhattacharya, Lynne K. Deutsch, Lynne K. Deutsch, Peter R. Eisenhardt, Peter R. Eisenhardt, William F. Hoffmann, William F. Hoffmann, Jiasheng Huang, Jiasheng Huang, Patrick J. Lowrance, Patrick J. Lowrance, Massimo Marengo, Massimo Marengo, S. Thomas Megeath, S. Thomas Megeath, Brant O. Nelson, Brant O. Nelson, Michael A. Pahre, Michael A. Pahre, Brian Michael Patten, Brian Michael Patten, Judith L. Pipher, Judith L. Pipher, John R. Stauffer, John R. Stauffer, Daniel Stern, Daniel Stern, Zhong Wang, Zhong Wang, Gillian Wilson, Gillian Wilson, Giovanni G. Fazio, Giovanni G. Fazio, } "Observing with the infrared array camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550968; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550968


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