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The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII): towards the first flight

Evans, Christopher J., Simard, Luc, Takami, Hideki, Rizzo, Maxime J., Rinehart, S. A., Dhabal, A., Ade, Peter A. R., Benford, D. J., Fixsen, D. J., Griffin, Matthew J., Juanola-Parramon, R., Leisawitz, D. T., Maher, S. F., Mentzell, E., Mundy, L. G., Papageorgiou, Andreas, Pascale, E., Silverberg, R. F., Savini, G., Staguhn, J., Veach, T. J. and Vila Hernandez de Lorenzo, J. 2016. The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII): towards the first flight. Presented at: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, June 26, 2016. Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. , vol. 99080S. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 1-21. 10.1117/12.2231918

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Abstract

The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) is a balloon-borne, far-infrared direct detection interferometer with a baseline of 8 m and two collectors of 50 cm. It is designed to study galactic clustered star formation by providing spatially-resolved spectroscopy of nearby star clusters. It is being assembled and tested at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for a first flight in Fall 2016. We report on recent progress concerning the pointing control system and discuss the overall status of the project as it gets ready forits commissioning flight.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISSN: 0277-786X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2016
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 22:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/102562

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