Mid Infrared Spectrometer onboard SPICA
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan
2 Department of Astronomy, School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Ho ngo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Mid-infrared spectroscopic capabilities, conceptual design, and estimated performances are described. We have low resolution spectroscopic capability as part of the wide ﬁeld camera, medium resolution spectroscopic capability with image slicer based IFU, and high resolution spectroscopic capability based on immersion grating. Estimated noise equivalent ﬂux for a point source with medium resolution is 150 μ Jy / 700 μ Jy for 10 to 19 μm / 19 to 35 μm respectively.
Key words: Missions: SPICA mid-infrared spectroscopy
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