The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, III: MIRIM, The MIRI Imager
Journal article, 2015

In this article, we describe the Mid-Infrared Imager Module (MIRIM), which provides broadband imaging in the 5-27 mu m wavelength range for the James Webb Space Telescope. The imager has a 0 ''.11 pixel scale and a total unobstructed view of 74 '' x 113 '' The remainder of its nominal 113 '' x 113 '' field is occupied by the coronagraphs and the low-resolution spectrometer. We present the instrument optical and mechanical design. We show that the test data, as measured during the test campaigns undertaken at CEA-Saclay, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, indicate that the instrument complies with its design requirements and goals. We also discuss the operational requirements (multiple dithers and exposures) needed for optimal scientific utilization of the MIRIM.

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Author

P. Bouchet

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

M. Garcia-Marin

University of Cologne

P. O. Lagage

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

J. Amiaux

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

J. L. Augueres

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

E Bauwens

KU Leuven

Jadl Blommaert

KU Leuven

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

C. H. Chen

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

O. Detre

Max Planck Institute

D. Dicken

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

D. Dubreuil

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

P. Galdemard

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

R. Gastaud

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

A. Glasse

Royal Observatory

K. D. Gordon

Ghent university

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

F. Gougnaud

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

P. Guillard

University of Paris-Sud

Kay Justtanont

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

O. Krause

Max Planck Institute

D. Leboeuf

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Y. Longval

University of Paris-Sud

L. Martin

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille

E. Mazy

University of Liège

V. Moreau

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

G. Olofsson

Stockholm University

T. P. Ray

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

J. M. Rees

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)

E. Renotte

University of Liège

M. E. Ressler

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

S. Ronayette

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

S. Salasca

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

S. Scheithauer

Max Planck Institute

J. Sykes

University Of Leicester

M. P. Thelen

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

M. Wells

Royal Observatory

D. Wright

G. S. Wright

Royal Observatory

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

0004-6280 (ISSN) 1538-3873 (eISSN)

Vol. 127 953 612-622

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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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