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NGST NIRCam Scientific Program and Design Concept

Rieke, Marcia and Baum, Stefi and Beichman, Chas. and Crampton, David and Doyon, René and Eisenstein, Daniel and Greene, Thomas and Hodapp, Klaus-Werner and Horner, Scott and Johnstone, Doug and Lesyna, Larry and Lilly, Simon and Meyer, Michael and Martin, Peter and McCarthy, Donald and Rieke, George and Roellig, Thomas and Stauffer, John and Trauger, John and Young, Erick (2003) NGST NIRCam Scientific Program and Design Concept. In: IR Space Telescopes and Instruments. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4850. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 478-485. ISBN 9780819446299.

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The science program for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) relies heavily on a high performance nearinfrared imager. A design which supports the observations outlined in the Design Reference Mission (DRM) and which also supports enhanced searches for "first light" objects and planets has been developed. Key features of the design include use of refractive optics to minimize the volume and mass required, tunable filters for spectroscopic imaging, and redundant imagers for fail-safe wavefront sensing.

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Greene, Thomas0000-0002-8963-8056
Hodapp, Klaus-Werner0000-0003-0786-2140
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Meyer, Michael0000-0003-1227-3084
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Rieke, George0000-0003-2303-6519
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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The assistance of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center in developing the NIRCam concept has been essential. The participation of COM DEV and EMS Technologies through the auspices of the Canadian Space Agency is also gratefully acknowledged. Peter Strittmatter, Director of Steward Observatory, is also thanked for providing funding that enabled the early participation of the science team.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Next Generation Space Telescope, near-infrared camera
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4850
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Official Citation:Marcia J. Rieke, Stefi Alison Baum, Charles A. Beichman, David Crampton, Rene Doyon, Daniel Eisenstein, Thomas P. Greene, Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Scott D. Horner, Doug Johnstone, Lawrence Lesyna, Simon Lilly, Michael Meyer, Peter Martin, Donald W. McCarthy, George H. Rieke, Thomas L. Roellig, John Stauffer, John T. Trauger, Erick T. Young, "NGST NIRCam Scientific Program and Design Concept", Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.489103;
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Deposited By: George Porter
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