The near infrared camera and multiple objective spectrometer for the hubble space telescope

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Abstract

NICMOS, the Near Infrared Camera and Multiple Objective Spectrometer, will be a key instrument for high redshift studies with the Hubble Space Telescope. The combination of high spatial resolution, low background, and very high detector sensitivity provides detection capabilities for objects, if present, to redshifts of 20 and beyond. In many cases definitive redshift measurements via detection of Lyman α line radiation is well within the NICMOS capabilities. NICMOS is an important cosmological tool connecting the HST visual and ultraviolet observations with the longer wavelength observations of cold telescopes such as COBE, ISO, and SIRTF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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