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Observing with the infrared array camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope

Carey, Sean J. and Lacy, Mark and Laine, Seppo and Reach, William T. and Surace, Jason A. and Glaccum, William J. and Bhattacharya, Bidushi and Lowrance, Patrick J. and Nelson, Brant O. and Stauffer, John and Wilson, Gillian (2004) Observing with the infrared array camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope. In: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5487. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 211-222. ISBN 9780819454195.

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We describe the astronomical observation template (AOT) for the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, hereafter Spitzer). Commissioning of the AOTs was carried out in the first three months of the Spitzer mission. Strategies for observing fixed and moving targets are described, along with the performance of the AOT in flight. We also outline the operation of the IRAC data reduction pipeline at the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and describe residual effects in the data due to electronic and optical anomalies in the instrument.

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Lacy, Mark0000-0002-3032-1783
Laine, Seppo0000-0003-1250-8314
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Wilson, Gillian0000-0002-6572-7089
Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under NASA contract 1407. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:telescopes, techniques: image processing, instrumentation: detectors, infrared: general
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5487
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Official Citation:Sean J. Carey, Mark David Lacy, Seppo Jalmari Laine, William T. Reach, Jason A. Surace, William J. Glaccum, Joseph L. Hora, Steven P. Willner Richard G. Arendt, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Lori E. Allen, Pauline Barmby, Bidushi Bhattacharya, Lynne K. Deutsch, Peter R. Eisenhardt, William F. Hoffmann, Jiasheng Huang, Patrick J. Lowrance, Massimo Marengo, S. Thomas Megeath, Brant O. Nelson, Michael A. Pahre, Brian Michael Patten, Judith L. Pipher, John R. Stauffer, Daniel Stern, Zhong Wang, Gillian Wilson, Giovanni G. Fazio - "Observing with the infrared array camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550968;
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