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ID: 730341.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, III: MIRIM, The MIRI Image
Authors:Bouchet, P.; García-Marín, M.; Lagage, P. -. O.; Amiaux, J.; Auguéres, J. -. L.; Bauwens, E.; Blommaert, J. A. D. L.; Chen, C. H.; Detre, Ö. H.; Dicken, D.; Dubreuil, D.; Galdemard, P.; Gastaud, R.; Glasse, A.; Gordon, K. D.; Gougnaud, F.; Guillard, P.; Justtanont, K.; Krause, O.; Leboeuf, D.; Longval, Y.; Martin, L.; Mazy, E.; Moreau, V.; Olofsson, G.; Ray, T. P.; Rees, J. -. M.; Renotte, E.; Ressler, M. E.; Ronayette, S.; Salasca, S.; Scheithauer, S.; Sykes, J.; Thelen, M. P.; Wells, M.; Wright, D.; Wright, G. S.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Title of Journal:Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Start Page:612
End Page:622
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:In this article, we describe the Mid-Infrared Imager Module (MIRIM), which provides broadband imaging in the 5-27 μm wavelength range for the James Webb Space Telescope. The imager has a 0.11" pixel scale and a total unobstructed view of 74″ × 113″. The remainder of its nominal 113″ × 113″ field is occupied by the coronagraphs and the low-resolution spectrometer. We present the instrument optical and mechanical design. We show that the test data, as measured during the test campaigns undertaken at CEA-Saclay, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, indicate that the instrument complies with its design requirements and goals. We also discuss the operational requirements (multiple dithers and exposures) needed for optimal scientific utilization of the MIRIM.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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