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Pilot optical alignment and its in flight performances

Sodnik, Zoran, Cugny, Bruno, Karafolas, Nikos, Simonella, O., Savini, G., Roudil, G., Rodriguez, L., Pimentao, J., Pérot, E., Nicot, J.-M., Narbonne, J., Montel, J., Mirc, F., Masi, S., Marty, C., Leriche, B, Laureijs, R., Grabarnik, S., Foenard, G., Griffin, M., Gélot, P., Etcheto, P., Engel, C., Dubois, J. P., Doumayrou, E., Crane, B., Bousquet, F., de Bernardis, P., Bernard, J.-Ph., Baustista, L., André, Y., Ade, P., Versepuech, G., Tucker, C., Torre, J.-P., Tauber, J., Tapie, P., Saccoccio, M., Salatino, M., Ristorcelli, I., Ponthieu, N., Pisano, G., Parot, G., Pajot, F., Montier, L., Misawa, R., Marty, W., Martignac, J., Maffei, B., Maestre, S., Lepennec, Y., Hughes, A., Hargrave, P., Douchin, F., Crussaire, J.-P., Coudournac, C., Chaigneau, M., Charra, M., Caillat, A, Buttice, V., Bouzit, M., Boulade, O., Bray, N., Aumont, J., Longval, Y. and Mot, B. 2017. Pilot optical alignment and its in flight performances. Presented at: International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, Biarritz, France, 18 - 21 October 2016. Published in: Cugny, Bruno, Karafolas, Nikos and Sodnik, Zoran eds. International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016. International Conference on Space Optics Proceedings SPIE, 105624C. 10.1117/12.2297590

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Abstract

PILOT (Polarized Instrument for Long wavelength Observations of the Tenuous interstellar medium) is a balloonborne astronomy experiment designed to study the polarization of dust emission in the diffuse interstellar medium in our Galaxy. The PILOT instrument allows observations at wavelengths 240 μm (1.2THz) with an angular resolution about two arc-minutes. The observations performed during the first flight in September 2015 at Timmins, Ontario Canada, have demonstrated the optical performances of the instrument.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: SPIE
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 12:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/120583

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