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The JWST near-infrared spectrograph NIRSpec: status

[+] Author Affiliations
Pierre Ferruit, Giorgio Bagnasco, Stephan Birkmann, Torsten Böker, Guido De Marchi, Massimo Falcolini, Giovanna Giardino, Peter Jensen, Peter Rumler, Jean-Christophe Salvignol, Marco Sirianni, Paolo Strada, Maurice te Plate

European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Reiner Barho, Ralf Ehrenwinkler, Xavier Gnata, Karl Honnen, Manfred Kolm, Hans-Ulrich Maier, Ralf Maurer, Markus Melf, Peter Mosner, Thomas Wettemann

EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)

Bernhard Dorner

Univ. de Lyon (France)

Peter Jakobsen

DARK Cosmology Ctr., Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84422O (August 22, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925810
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  • Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
  • Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands | July 01, 2012

abstract

The Near-Infrared Spectrograph NIRSpec is one of the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). NIRSpec will cover the 0.6-5.0 micron range and will be capable of obtaining spectra of more than 100 objects simultaneously in its multi-object spectroscopy (MOS) mode. It also features a set of slits and an aperture for high contrast spectroscopy of individual sources, as well as an integral-field unit (IFU) for 3D spectroscopy. We will first show how these capabilities are linked to the four main JWST scientific themes. We will then give an overview of the NIRpec modes and spectral configurations with an emphasis on the layout of the field of view and of the spectra. Last, we will provide an update on the status of the instrument. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Pierre Ferruit ; Giorgio Bagnasco ; Reiner Barho ; Stephan Birkmann ; Torsten Böker, et al.
" The JWST near-infrared spectrograph NIRSpec: status ", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84422O (August 22, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.925810; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925810


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