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2.6  Long-High (LH) Module

The Long-High module is a cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph which covered, in a single pointing, the nominal spectral range from 18.7-37.2 micron at R ≈ 600.  It has a small wavelength overlap (18.7-19.6 micron) with the Short-High module. The detector is a 128×128 pixel2 Si:As BIB array with a plate scale of 4.5 arcsec/pixel.  As with the SH module, the LH aperture is a single slit.  Its length was limited so that nearly an octave of a cross-dispersed echelle spectrum could fit onto the detector array without spatial overlap of orders.  Figure 2.7 depicts the LH components and optical paths.



Figure 2.7:  Long-High module optical components and paths.