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Keeping Spitzer’s Instruments Even Colder

Keeping Spitzer’s Instruments Even Colder

A tank of liquid helium is used to keep Spitzer’s instruments and detectors at 1.5 K

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Spitzer’s Instruments

Spitzer’s Instruments

IRAC – InfraRed Array Camera

images at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 mm

IRS – InfraRed Spectrograph

mid-IR spectroscopy

MIPS – Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer

images at 24, 70, and 160 mm

IRS

MIPS

IRAC

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InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC)

InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC)

Built at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Simultaneous images in four IR passbands

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InfraRed Spectrometer

InfraRed Spectrometer

Built at Cornell University

Spectroscopy in the mid-IR

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Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)

Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)

Three detector arrays

128x128 pixel Si:As for 24 mm

32x32 pixel Ge:Ga for 70 mm

2x20 pixel Ge:Ga for 160 mm

Built at the University of Arizona

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Spitzer Focal Plane

Spitzer Focal Plane

Spitzer instruments are arranged in fixed locations on the Spitzer focal plane

The telescope is rotated to move a particular science target to the right position for the instrument to be used

Other instruments record data for “serendipitous” fields

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Spitzer Operations

Spitzer Operations

www.spitzer.caltech.edu/about/now.shtml

What Is Spitzer Doing Now?

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Future Infrared Satellites

Future Infrared Satellites

2007: Herschel Space Observatory - a European Space Agency infrared-submillimeter mission planned for 2007 to study galaxy formation, interstellar matter, star formation and the atmospheres of comets and planets.

2007: Planck Surveyor - European Space Agency far infrared-submillimeter mission planned for 2007 to study Cosmic Background Radiation.

2010: The James Webb Space Telescope, planned for launch in about 2011, is a visible/infrared space mission to study the early universe and the formation of galaxies, stars and planets.

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