Title

FORCAST: A "first light" facility instrument for SOFIA

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-12-2010

Abstract

FORCAST is the "first light" U. S. science instrument to fly aboard SOFIA. FORCAST offers dual channel imaging in discrete filters at 5 - 25 microns and 30 - 40 microns, with diffraction-limited imaging at wavelengths > 15 microns. FORCAST has a plate scale of 0.75 arcsec per pixel, giving it a 3.2 arcmin x 3.2 arcmin FOV on SOFIA. We give a status update on FORCAST development, including the performance of new far-IR filters; design and performance of the calibration box; laboratory operations and performance; and results from ground-based and first flight operations. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.

Publication Name

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume Number

7735

Issue Number

PART 1

DOI

10.1117/12.857049

Article

77351U

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