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Utah State Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIRSPEC)

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NIRSPEC detects shock emissions in the range 0.96 - 1.67 micron and measures blackbody continuum in the near-Infrared where the blackbody continuum peaks at lower temperatures.

The instrument consists of an InGaAs camera with a 600 l/mm objective grating. The InGaAs camera detects stars of about J-magnitude +2, meteors of about magnitude -1. The co-aligned intensified camera detects stars of magnitude +6.

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