1 March 1994 Camera of the Infrared Space Observatory
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The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) camera (ISOCAM) is designed to map selected regions of the sky in the spectral region from 2.5 to 17 μm at various spatial and spectral resolutions and at high sensitivity (at >4 μm, <1 mJy/10 s in 200 5). It will make images, within the 3-arcmin field of view of the ISO telescope, with two 32 x 32 IR array detectors: an InSb charge injection device (CID) for the 2.5- to 5.5-μm range and a Si:Ga direct voltage readout for the 4- to 17-μm range. Four different pixel fields of view are available on each channel: 1.5, 3, 6, and 12 arcsec. The spectral range can be selected in each channel by a set of about 10 fixed bandpass filters (resolution from 2 to 100) and continuous variable filters (resolution ≈45); polarization measurements are possible as well. A very wide range of astrophysical problems can be tackled with ISOCAM. We present a brief description of the program planned by the ISOCAM team.
Catherine J. Cesarsky, Jean-Francois Bonnal, Olivier Boulade, Jacky B. Cretolle, Daniele Imbault, Jacques Lapegue, Yvon Rio, Andre Roy, Laurent G. Vigroux, Francois Sibille, Gerard Epstein, Francois Lacombe, Pascal Puget, Daniel Rouan, Olivier Saint-Pe, Didier Tiphene, Diego A. Cesarsky, Michel Perault, Alain Soufflot, John K. Davies, Terry Purkins, H. Lennart Nordh, Goran Olofsson, Giulio Ventura, "Camera of the Infrared Space Observatory," Optical Engineering 33(3), (1 March 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.155390
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