The Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) for AKARI

  title={The Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) for AKARI},
  author={M. Kawada and H. Baba and P. Barthel and D. Clements and Martin G. Cohen and Y. Doi and E. Figueredo and M. Fujiwara and T. Goto and S. Hasegawa and Y. Hibi and T. Hirao and N. Hiromoto and W. Jeong and H. Kaneda and T. Kawai and A. Kawamura and D. Kester and T. Kii and Hisato Kobayashi and S. Kwon and Hyung-Mok Lee and S. Makiuti and H. Matsuo and S. Matsuura and T. Muller and N. Murakami and H. Nagata and T. Nakagawa and M. Narita and M. Noda and S. Oh and Y. Okada and H. Okuda and S. Oliver and T. Ootsubo and S. Pak and Yong-sun Park and C. Pearson and M. Rowan-Robinson and Toshinobu Saito and A. Salama and Shinji Sato and R. Savage and S. Serjeant and H. Shibai and M. Shirahata and Jungjoo Sohn and Toyoaki Suzuki and T. Takagi and Hidenori Takahashi and M. Thomson and F. Usui and E. Verdugo and T. Watabe and G. White and Lingyu Wang and I. Yamamura and C. Yamamuchi and A. Yasuda},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
The Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) is one of two focal-plane instruments on the AKARI satellite. FIS has four photometric bands at 65, 90, 140, and 160 mu m, and uses two kinds of array detectors. The FIS arrays and optics are designed to sweep the sky with high spatial resolution and redundancy. The actual scan width is more than eight arcminutes, and the pixel pitch matches the diffraction limit of the telescope. Derived point-spread functions (PSFs) from observations of asteroids are similar to… Expand
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