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FIREBALL: Detector, data acquisition and reduction

Rahman, Shahinur and Matuszewski, Mateusz and Tuttle, Sarah E. and Vibert, Didier and Milliard, Bruno and Schiminovich, David and Martin, D. Christopher and Frank, Stephan and Evrard, Jean and Mirc, Frederi (2010) FIREBALL: Detector, data acquisition and reduction. In: Space telescopes and instrumentation 2010 : ultraviolet to gamma ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7732. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 773228. ISBN 978-0-8194-8222-8.

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The Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBALL) had its first scientific flight in June 2009. The instrument combines microchannel plate detector technology with fiber-fed integral field spectroscopy on an unstable stratospheric balloon gondola platform. This unique combination poses a series of calibration and data reduction challenges that must be addressed and resolved to allow for accurate data analysis. We discuss our approach and some of the methods we are employing to accomplish this task.

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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE. The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX08AO39G. The FIREBALL team acknowledges the support from CNES, CNRS, and LAM.
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Subject Keywords:Cosmology; Integral Field Spectroscopy; FIREBALL; Data Reduction; Instrument Calibration
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Issue or Number:7732
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Official Citation:Shahinur Rahman, Mateusz Matuszewski, Sarah E. Tuttle, Didier Vibert, Bruno Milliard, David Schiminovich, D. Christopher Martin, Stephan Frank, Jean Evrard and Frederi Mirc, "FIREBALL: detector, data acquisition and reduction", Proc. SPIE 7732, 773228 (2010); doi:10.1117/12.857862
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