2014ApJS..212...24T


C.D.S. - SIMBAD4 rel 1.7 - 2021.04.18CEST10:56:33

2014ApJS..212...24T - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 212, 24 (2014/June-0)

The SOFIA observatory at the start of routine science operations: mission capabilities and performance.

TEMI P., MARCUM P.M., YOUNG E., ADAMS J.D., ADAMS S., ANDERSSON B.-G., BECKLIN E.E., BOOGERT A., BREWSTER R., BURGH E., COBLEIGH B.R., CULP S., DE BUIZER J., DUNHAM E.W., ENGFER C., EDISS G., FUJIEH M., GRASHUIS R., GROSS M., HARMON E., HELTON A., HOFFMAN D., HOMAN J., HUTWOHL M., JAKOB H., JENSEN S.C., KAMINSKI C., KOZARSKY D., KRABBE A., KLEIN R., LAMMEN Y., LAMPATER U., LATTER W.B., LE J., McKOWN N., MELCHIORRI R., MEYER A.W., MILES J., MILLER W.E., MILLER S., MOORE E., NICKISON D.J., OPSHAUG K., PFUELLER E., RADOMSKI J., RASMUSSEN J., REACH W., REINACHER A., ROELLIG T.L., SANDELL G., SANKRIT R., SAVAGE M.L., SHENOY S., SCHONFELD J.E., SHUPING R.Y., SMITH E.C., TALEBI E., TEUFEL S., TSENG T.C., VACCA W.D., VAILLANCOURT J., VAN CLEVE J.E., WIEDEMANN M., WOLF J., ZAVALA E., ZEILE O., ZELL P.T. and ZINNECKER H.

Abstract (from CDS):

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has recently concluded a set of engineering flights for observatory performance evaluation. These in-flight opportunities are viewed as the first comprehensive assessment of the observatory's performance and are used to guide future development activities, as well as to identify additional observatory upgrades. Pointing stability was evaluated, including the image motion due to rigid-body and flexible-body telescope modes as well as possible aero-optical image motion. We report on recent improvements in pointing stability by using an active mass damper system installed on the telescope. Measurements and characterization of the shear layer and cavity seeing, as well as image quality evaluation as a function of wavelength have also been performed. Additional tests targeted basic observatory capabilities and requirements, including pointing accuracy, chopper evaluation, and imager sensitivity. This paper reports on the data collected during these flights and presents current SOFIA observatory performance and characterization.

Abstract Copyright:

Journal keyword(s): instrumentation: detectors - instrumentation: interferometers - instrumentation: miscellaneous - instrumentation: photometers - instrumentation: spectrographs - telescopes

Simbad objects: 5

goto Full paper

goto View the reference in ADS

Number of rows : 5

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 NAME Orion-KL SFR 05 35 14.16 -05 22 21.5           ~ 2064 1
2 M 42 HII 05 35 17.3 -05 23 28           ~ 3787 0
3 OMC 2 MoC 05 35 27 -05 10.1           ~ 404 1
4 NAME Galactic Center gam 17 45 39.60213 -29 00 22.0000           ~ 12110 0
5 NAME Sgr A* X 17 45 40.03599 -29 00 28.1699           ~ 3629 3

    Equat.    Gal    SGal    Ecl

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:objects in 2014ApJS..212...24T and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


2021.04.18-10:56:33

© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact