ESPRIT - A study concept for a far-infrared interferometer in space

W. Wild*, Th. de Graauw, F. Helmich, A. Baryshev, J. Cernicharo, J. R. Gao, A. Gunst, A. Bos, J. -W. den Herder, B. Jackson, V. Koshelets, H-J Langevelde, P. Maat, J. Martin-Pintado, J. Noordam, P. Roelfsema, P. Wesselius, P. Yagoubov, Lars Venema

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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In the far-infrared (FIR) / THz regime the angular (and often spectral) resolution of observing facilities is still very restricted despite the fact that this frequency range has become of prime importance for modern astrophysics. ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) with its superb sensitivity and angular resolution will only cover frequencies up to about 1 THz, while the HIFI instrument for ESA'a Herschel Space Observatory will provide limited angular resolution (10 to 30 arcsec) up to 2 THz. Observations of regions with star and planet formation require extremely high angular resolution as well as frequency resolution in the full THz regime. In order to open these regions for high-resolution astrophysics we present a study concept for a heterodyne space interferometer, ESPRIT (Exploratory Submm Space Radio-Interferometric Telescope). This mission will cover the Terahertz regime inaccessible from the ground and outside the operating range of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Originele taal-2English
TitelOPTICAL AND INFRARED INTERFEROMETRY
RedacteurenM Scholler, WC Danchi, F Delplancke
Plaats van productieBELLINGHAM
UitgeverijSPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Aantal pagina's10
ISBN van geprinte versie978-0-8194-7223-6
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2008
EvenementConference on Optical and Infrared Interferometry - , France
Duur: 23-jun.-200827-jun.-2008

Publicatie series

NaamPROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE)
UitgeverijSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume7013
ISSN van geprinte versie0277-786X

Other

OtherConference on Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Land/RegioFrance
Periode23/06/200827/06/2008

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