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, Catherine J. Cesarsky, Jean-Francois Bonnal, Jean-Francois Bonnal, Olivier Boulade, Olivier Boulade, Jacky B. Cretolle, Jacky B. Cretolle, Daniele Imbault, Daniele Imbault, Jacques Lapegue, Jacques Lapegue, Yvon Rio, Yvon Rio, Andre Roy, Andre Roy, Laurent G. Vigroux, Laurent G. Vigroux, Francois Sibille, Francois Sibille, Gerard Epstein, Gerard Epstein, Francois Lacombe, Francois Lacombe, Pascal Puget, Pascal Puget, Daniel Rouan, Daniel Rouan, Olivier Saint-Pe, Olivier Saint-Pe, Didier Tiphene, Didier Tiphene, Diego A. Cesarsky, Diego A. Cesarsky, Michel Perault, Michel Perault, Alain Soufflot, Alain Soufflot, John K. Davies, John K. Davies, Terry Purkins, Terry Purkins, H. Lennart Nordh, H. Lennart Nordh, Goran Olofsson, Goran Olofsson, Giulio Ventura, Giulio Ventura, } "Camera of the Infrared Space Observatory," Optical Engineering 33(3), (1 March 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.155390 . Submission:
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