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30 July 2010 FIREBALL: detector, data acquisition and reduction
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The Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBALL) had its first scientific flight in June 2009. The instrument combines microchannel plate detector technology with fiber-fed integral field spectroscopy on an unstable stratospheric balloon gondola platform. This unique combination poses a series of calibration and data reduction challenges that must be addressed and resolved to allow for accurate data analysis. We discuss our approach and some of the methods we are employing to accomplish this task.
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Shahinur Rahman, Mateusz Matuszewski, Sarah E. Tuttle, Didier Vibert, Bruno Milliard, David Schiminovich, D. Christopher Martin, Stephan Frank, Jean Evrard, and Frederi Mirc "FIREBALL: detector, data acquisition and reduction", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773228 (30 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857862
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