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Pre-flight optical test and calibration for the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment 2 (CIBER-2)

Takimoto, Koji and Bang, Seung-Cheol and Bangale, Priyadarshini and Bock, James J. and Cooray, Asantha and Danbayashi, Kenta and Feder, Richard M. and Furutani, Masaki and Gates, Kevin and Hashimoto, Ryo and Hristov, Viktor and Kida, Arisa and Korngut, Phillip and Lanz, Alicia and Lee, Dae-Hee and Liu, Lunjun and Mason, Peter and Matsumoto, Toshio and Matsuura, Shuji and Morgan, Jodi-Ann and Nguyen, Chi H. and Park, Won-Kee and Patru, Dorin and Parkus, James and Sakai, Shohta and Sano, Kei and Suzuki, Hiroko and Takahashi, Aoi and Tatsu, Sohta and Tsumura, Kohji and Wada, Takehiko and Wang, Shiang-Yu and Yamada, Yasuhiro and Zemcov, Michael (2020) Pre-flight optical test and calibration for the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment 2 (CIBER-2). In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11443. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 114435A. ISBN 9781510636736. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20201218-104112646

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Abstract

The total integrated emission from galaxies, known as the Extragalactic Background Light (EBL), is an important observable for understanding the history of star formation over the history of the universe. Spatial fluctuations in the infrared EBL as measured by the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER), Spitzer and AKARI exceed the predicted signal from galaxy clustering alone. The CIBER-2 project seeks to extend CIBER observa- tions of the EBL throughout the near infrared into the optical, through measurements above Earth's atmosphere during a suborbital sounding rocket flight. The experiment has a LN2-cooled 28.5 cm Cassegrain telescope along with three optical paths and dichroic beamsplitters, which are used to obtain three wide-field images in six broad spectral bands between 0.5-2.0 μm. The three focal planes also contain linear variable filters (LVFs) which simultaneously take spectra with resolution R=20 across the same range. CIBER-2 is scheduled to y multiple times on a Black Brant IX sounding rocket from White Sands Missile Range in the New Mexico desert. For the first flight, scheduled for early 2021, we have completed a variety of pre-flight optical tests, which we use to make focus adjustments, spectral response measurements, and absolute photometric calibrations. In this paper, we describe the methods behind these tests and present their results for pre-flight performance evaluation. In particular, we present measurements of the PSF for each broad spectral band, along with absolute calibration factors for each band and the LVF. Through monochromator scans, we also measure the spectral responsivity of each LVF as a function of position.


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Bock, James J.0000-0002-5710-5212
Feder, Richard M.0000-0002-9330-8738
Mason, Peter0000-0002-7963-7420
Zemcov, Michael0000-0001-8253-1451
Additional Information:© 2020 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). CIBER-2 was supported by NASA APRA research grants NNX07AI54G, NNG05WC18G, NNX07AG43G, NNX07AJ24G, and NNX10AE12G. Japanese participation was supported by KAKENHI (2034, 18204018, 19540250, 21340047, 21111004, and 15H05744) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Korean participation was supported by the Pioneer Project from Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI). C.H.N was supported by NASA Headquarters under the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program - Grant 80NSSCK0706. We would like to thank the NASA Wallops Flight Facility engineers and staff for their technical supports.
Group:Astronomy Department
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NASANNX07AI54G
NASANNG05WC18G
NASANNX07AG43G
NASANNX07AJ24G
NASANNX10AE12G
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)2034
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)18204018
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)19540250
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)21340047
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)21111004
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)15H05744
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)UNSPECIFIED
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)UNSPECIFIED
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship80NSSCK0706
Subject Keywords:Cosmology, Extragalactic astronomy, CIBER-2, Cosmic infrared background, Sounding rocket experiment
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11443
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20201218-104112646
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20201218-104112646
Official Citation:Kohji Takimoto, Seung-Cheol Bang, Priyadarshini Bangale, James J. Bock, Asantha Cooray, Kenta Danbayashi, Richard M. Feder, Masaki Furutani, Kevin Gates, Ryo Hashimoto, Viktor Hristov, Arisa Kida, Phillip Korngut, Alicia Lanz, Dae-Hee Lee, Lunjun Liu, Peter Mason, Toshio Matsumoto, Shuji Matsuura, Jodi-Ann Morgan, Chi H. Nguyen, Won-Kee Park, Dorin Patru, James Parkus, Shohta Sakai, Kei Sano, Hiroko Suzuki, Aoi Takahashi, Sohta Tatsu, Kohji Tsumura, Takehiko Wada, Shiang-Yu Wang, Yasuhiro Yamada, and Michael Zemcov "Pre-flight optical test and calibration for the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment 2 (CIBER-2)", Proc. SPIE 11443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 114435A (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561917
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