FPI+ Instrument
Project Description

The Focal Plane Imager (FPI+) is the standard tracking camera for the SOFIA telescope with a 1024x124 pixel science grade charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor. As a science instrument it is intended to be used as a fast frame-rate imaging photometer in the 360-1100 nanometer (nm) wavelength range. Its permanent installation on the SOFIA telescope allows for its use while any other science instrument is installed on the main Science Instrument flange. Five Sloan Digital Sky Survey filters (ultraviolet, green, red, near infrared, and infrared) and a Schott RG1000 NIR cut on filter are available for a variety of observations.

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FPI+ Instrument
Project Details
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  • Date 30 Mar 2016
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