J-GLOBAL ID:200904034122926509  Research Project code:0250002890 Update date:Jan. 19, 2004

Development of COSMICS, a medium infrared ray imaging spectrophotometer

Study period:2000 - 2001
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (8):
Research overview:
The middle infrared imaging spectrometer COMICS is a observation instrument mounted on SUBARU telescope and can perform high resolution image taking and long slit spectroscopy in the air wind of the wavelength of 10 micro meter band and 20 micro meter band. In 2001, it has been improved to perform the spectroscopy in the 10-micro meter band with higher efficiency by mounting five 320 times 240 element detectors (three until the last year) for spectroscopy. Also, by changing the electronic circuit for driving the detectors and the host computer, the observation efficiency has been improved by several times. Using this system, the observation system has been developed by performing the high-resolution observation of the ultra-compact HII domain, observation of the dust reflection by the late type stars, observation of the dust features of the prior main sequence stars.
Research program: Ordinary Research
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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