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18 August 2005 Opto-mechanical design of the near infrared spectrograph NIRSpec
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The NIRSpec instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a multi-object spectrograph capable of measuring the near infrared spectrum of at least 100 objects simultaneously at various spectral resolutions. It operates under cryogenic conditions (T~ 35 K). NIRSpec is part of the JWST science instruments suite. Its main purpose is to provide low (R=100), medium (R=1000) and high resolution (R=2700) spectroscopic observations over the wavelength range 0.6 μm - 5.0 μm in support of the four JWST science programs. The NIRSpec instrument is being developed by the European Space Agency with EADS Astrium Germany GmbH as the prime contractor.
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Maurice B. J. te Plate, Wolfgang Holota, Winfried Posselt, Jess Koehler, Markus Melf, Giorgio Bagnasco, and Pierangelo Marenaci "Opto-mechanical design of the near infrared spectrograph NIRSpec", Proc. SPIE 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, 59040L (18 August 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620772
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