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Paper: A diffraction-limited far-infrared imager for the KAO
Volume: 73, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust
Page: 537
Authors: Harvey, Paul M.; Smith, Beverly J.; Colome, C.; Difrancesco, J.; Lester, Dan F.; Sill, D.
Abstract: We describe both our current instrument and a follow-on instrument expected to be operational at the start of the next flight year on the KAO. The current instrument uses a 20-channel bolometer array arranged in two columns of 10 detectors each. Broadband observations can be made at the true diffraction limit, lambda/2D, at either 50 or 100 microns during a flight. Our forthcoming system will use two arrays of 3 x 10 detectors to enable simultaneous imaging at both 50 and 100 microns at the KAO diffraction limit for each wavelength. Observing modes and typical sensitivities will be discussed.
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