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Calibration and performance of the ISO Long-Wavelength Spectrometer

Swinyard, B. M.; Clegg, P. E.; Ade, P. A. R; Armand, C.; Baluteau, J.-P.; Barlow, M. J.; Berges, J.-C.; Burgdorf, M.; Caux, E.; Ceccarelli, C.; Cerulli, R.; Church, S. E.; Colgan, S.; Cotin, F.; Cox, P.; Cruvellier, P.; Davis, G. R.; DiGiorgio, A.; Emery, R. J.; Ewart, D.; Fischer, J.; Furniss, I.; Glencross, W. M.; Greenhouse, M.; Griffin, M. J.; Gry, C.; Haas, M. R.; Joubert, M.; King, K. J.; Lim, T.; Liseau, R.; Lord, S.; Lorenzetti, D.; Molinari, S.; Naylor, D. A.; Nisini, B.; Omont, A.; Orfei, R.; Patrick, T.; Pequignot, D.; Pouliquen, D.; Price, M. C.; Nguyen-Q-Rieu, ?; Robinson, F. D.; Saisse, M.; Saraceno, P.; Serra, G.; Sidher, S. D.; Smith, H. A.; Spinoglio, L.; Texier, D.; Towlson, W. A.; Trams, N.; Unger, S. J. and White, G. J. (1996). Calibration and performance of the ISO Long-Wavelength Spectrometer. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 315 L43-L48.

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The wavelength and flux calibration, and the in-orbit performance of the Infrared Space Observatory Long-Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) are described. The LWS calibration is mostly complete and the instrument's performance in orbit is largely as expected before launch. The effects of ionising radiation on the detectors, and the techniques used to minimise them are outlined. The overall sensitivity figures achieved in practice are summarised. The standard processing of LWS data is described.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1996 European Southern Observatory (ESO)
ISSN: 1432-0746
Keywords: artificial satellites; instrumentation; spectographs; infrared
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 32702
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 15:45
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 13:43
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