Show simple item record Swinyard, B. M. Polehampton, E. T. Hopwood, R. Valtchanov, I. Lu, N. Fulton, T. Benielli, D. Imhof, P. Marchili, N. Baluteau, J.-P. Bendo, G. J. Ferlet, M. Griffin, M. J. Lim, T. L. Makiwa, G. Naylor, David A. Orton, G. S. Papageorgiou, A. Pearson, C. P. Schulz, B. Sidher, S. D. Spencer, L. D. van der Wiel, M. H. D. Wu, R. 2019-12-16T23:41:51Z 2019-12-16T23:41:51Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Swinyard, B. M., Polehampton, E. T., Hopwood, R., Valtchanov, I., Lu, N., Fulton, T., ... Wu, R. (2014). Calibration of the Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 440(4), 3658-3674. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu409 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The Herschel Spectral and Photometric REceiver (SPIRE) instrument consists of an imaging photometric camera and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS), both operating over a frequency range of∼450–1550GHz. In this paper, we briefly review the FTS design, operation, and data reduction, and describe in detail the approach taken to relative calibration (removal of instrument signatures) and absolute calibration against standard astronomical sources. The calibration scheme assumes a spatially extended source and uses the Herschel telescopeasprimarycalibrator.Conversionfromextendedtopoint-sourcecalibrationiscarried out using observations of the planet Uranus. The model of the telescope emission is shown to beaccuratetowithin6percent andrepeatable tobetterthan0.06percent and,bycomparison with models of Mars and Neptune, the Uranus model is shown to be accurate to within 3 per cent. Multiple observations of a number of point-like sources show that the repeatability of the calibration is better than 1 per cent, if the effects of the satellite absolute pointing error (APE) are corrected. The satellite APE leads to a decrement in the derived flux, which can be up to∼10 per cent (1 σ) at the high-frequency end of the SPIRE range in the first part of the mission, and∼4 per cent after Herschel operational day 1011. The lower frequency range of the SPIRE band is unaffected by this pointing error due to the larger beam size. Overall, for well-pointed, point-like sources, the absolute flux calibration is better than 6 per cent, and for extended sources where mapping is required it is better than 7 per cent. en_US
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject Instrumentation en_US
dc.subject Spectrographs en_US
dc.subject Space vehicles en_US
dc.subject Instruments - Techniques en_US
dc.subject Spectroscopic en_US
dc.subject Herschel Spectral and Photometric REceiver
dc.subject SPIRE
dc.subject Fourier Transform Spectrometer
dc.subject.lcsh Fourier transform spectroscopy
dc.subject.lcsh Calibration
dc.title Calibration of the Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University College London en_US
dc.publisher.institution Rutherford Appleton Laboratory en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution Imperial College London en_US
dc.publisher.institution European Space Astronomy Centre (Spain) en_US
dc.publisher.institution California Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.institution Blue Sky Spectroscopy en_US
dc.publisher.institution Université d'Aix-Marseille en_US
dc.publisher.institution CNRS en_US
dc.publisher.institution Università di Padova en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Manchester en_US
dc.publisher.institution Cardiff University en_US
dc.publisher.institution The Open University en_US
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