27 August 2008 Dualband infrared imaging spectrometer: observations of the moon
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We reported previously on full-disk observations of the sun through a layer of black polymer, used to protect the entrance aperture of a novel dualband spectrometer while transmitting discrete wavelength regions in the MWIR & LWIR1. More recently, the spectrometer was used to assess the accuracy of recovery of unknown blackbody temperatures2. Here, we briefly describe MWIR observations of the full Moon made in Jan 2008. As was the case for the solar observations, the Moon was allowed to drift across the spectrometer slit by Earth's rotation. A detailed sensor calibration performed prior to the observations accounts for sensor non-uniformities; the spectral images of the Moon therefore include atmospheric transmission features. Our plans are to repeat the observations at liquid helium temperatures, thereby allowing both MWIR & LWIR spectral coverage.
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Paul D. LeVan, Paul D. LeVan, Brian P. Beecken, Brian P. Beecken, Cory Lindh, Cory Lindh, } "Dualband infrared imaging spectrometer: observations of the moon", Proc. SPIE 7055, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology III, 705507 (27 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799439; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.799439
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