Characterization of the NICMOS flight detectors and their capabilities

Rodger I. Thompson, Marcia J. Rieke, Karen A. Kormos, John E. Mentzell

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The near infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer (NICMOS) is a new instrument for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). NICMOS provides opportunities for near infrared astrophysical investigations with HST in the 0.8 - 2.5 μm spectral region with 256 × 256 array detectors of HgCdTe manufactured by the Rockwell International Electro-Optical Center. This manuscript describes the characteristics and capabilities of the flight focal plane assemblies (FPAs) for all three NICMOS cameras as well as the three flight spares and three continuous evaluation FPAs. All of the FPAs exceed the original specifications by a significant amount and represent the first scientific space flight of infrared arrays for this wavelength region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages367-375
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0819418285, 9780819418289
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventInfrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1995Apr 21 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2475
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherInfrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/18/954/21/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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