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Artist’s impression of Herschel’s SPIRE instrument (without annotations)
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- Title Artist’s impression of Herschel’s SPIRE instrument (without annotations)
- Released 27/02/2009 7:19 pm
- Copyright ESA (image by C. Carreau)
The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) consists of a three-band imaging photometer centred at 250, 350 and 500 micrometres, and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) covering 200-670 micrometres. The detectors are arrays of feedhorn-coupled NTD spider-web bolometers cooled to 0.3 K. SPIRE was developed by a consortium led by Cardiff University (UK).