P2.044 — A Compact Infrared Space Telescope MIRIS and its Preliminary Observational Results

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Aug 10th at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM




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Author(s): Wonyong Han2, Jeonghyun Pyo2, Il-Joong Kim2, Dae-Hee Lee2, Woong-Seob Jeong2, Bongkon Moon2, Youngsik Park2, Sung-Joon Park2, Dukhang Lee2, Won-Kee Park2, Kyeongyeon Ko2, Min Gyu Kim2, Uk-Won Nam2, Hong-Young Park3, Hyung Mok Lee4, Toshio Matsumoto1

Institution(s): 1. Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, 2. Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute, 3. Satellite Technology Research Center, KAIST, 4. Seoul National University

The first Korean infrared space telescope MIRIS (Milti-purpose InfraRed Imaging System) was successfully launched in November 2013, as the main payload of Korean STSAT-3 (Science and Technology Satellite-3). After the initial on-orbit operation for verification, the observations are made with MIRIS for the fluctuation of Cosmic Infrared Background (CIB) and the Galactic Plane survey. For the study of near-infrared background, MIRIS surveyed large areas (> 10° x 10°) around the pole regions: the north ecliptic pole (NEP), the north and south Galactic poles (NGP, SGP), while the NEP region is continually monitored for the instrumental calibration and the zodiacal light study. In addition, the Paschen-α Galactic plane survey has been made with two narrow-band filters (at 1.88 μm and 1.84+1.92 μm) for the study of warm interstellar medium. We plan to continue surveying the entire galactic plane with the latitude of ±3°, and expect to be completed by 2015. The data are still under the stage of reduction and analysis, and guest observations are on-going. We present some of the preliminary results.