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Herschel Space Observatory

(Herschel)
(infrared observatory-satellite with 3.5 meter reflector)

Herschel Space Observatory (sometimes just called Herschel) is a 3.5 meter Cassegrain Reflector reflective Infrared (IR) telescope in space, launched in 2009 at the L2 Lagrangian Point by the European Space Agency (ESA). It ceased operation in 2013. The project was originally called FIRST for Far Infrared and Submillimetre Telescope.

Instruments:

  • PACS "Photodetecting Array Camera and Spectrometer"
  • SPIRE "Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver"
  • HIFI "Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared (FIR)"

Another "Hershel" is the William Herschel Telescope (WHT).


(telescope,infrared,space,ESA,L2,past)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herschel_Space_Observatory
http://herschel.esac.esa.int/

Referenced by:
BLAST
CEA Service d'Astrophysique (CEA SAp)
Centre national d'ètudes spatiales (CNES)
European Space Agency (ESA)
GOODS
Herschel Redshift Survey (HeRS)
HFLS3
Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (IFTS)
Lagrangian Point
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)
PEP
SAGE
Submillimeter Astronomy
William Herschel Telescope (WHT)

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