The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, III: MIRIM, The MIRI Imager
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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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Författare

P. Bouchet

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

M. Garcia-Marin

Universität zu Köln

P. O. Lagage

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

J. Amiaux

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

J. L. Augueres

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

E Bauwens

KU Leuven

Jadl Blommaert

Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)

KU Leuven

Vrije Universiteit Brüssel (VUB)

C. H. Chen

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

O. Detre

Max Planck-institutet

D. Dicken

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

D. Dubreuil

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

P. Galdemard

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

R. Gastaud

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

A. Glasse

Royal Observatory

K. D. Gordon

Universiteit Gent

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

F. Gougnaud

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

P. Guillard

Université Paris-Sud

Kay Justtanont

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

O. Krause

Max Planck-institutet

D. Leboeuf

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

Y. Longval

Université Paris-Sud

L. Martin

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille

E. Mazy

Universite de Liège

V. Moreau

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

G. Olofsson

Onsala Space Observatory

T. P. Ray

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

J. M. Rees

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

E. Renotte

Universite de Liège

M. E. Ressler

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

S. Ronayette

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

S. Salasca

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

S. Scheithauer

Max Planck-institutet

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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Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi