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5 March 2003 The NICMOS revival: detector performance in the NCS era
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We summarize the current detector performance of the NearInfrared and MultiObject Spectrometer (NICMOS) on board the Hubble Space Telescope. After a three-year hiatus following the exhaustion of its solid nitrogen coolant, NICMOS was revived with the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System during the HST Servicing Mission 3B in March 2002. In this paper, we briefly describe the timeline of the NICMOS cooldown, present the results from the cooldown monitoring program to characterize the NICMOS detectors at their current operating temperature, and summarize the scientific performance of the "new" NICMOS.
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Torsten Boeker, E. Bergeron, Lisa M. Mazzuca, Megan Sosey, and Chun Xu "The NICMOS revival: detector performance in the NCS era", Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461247
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