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MicrOmega Instrument Prototype

Date: 20 October 2010
Depicts: MicrOmega instrument prototype
Copyright: ESA-MicrOmega Team/Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale

The image shows the MicrOmega instrument prototype. It includes 1) a monochromator, based on an acousto-optical tunable filter (AOTF) illumination system; 2) the infrared magnification optics; 3) the infrared focal plane; 4) the thermal control system; and 5) the sample container. A number of tests for MicrOmega have been carried out using this prototype to monitor its capability and performance.


Last Update: 12 October 2015

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