The Meridian Imaging Svalbard Spectrograph (MISS)

Owner

University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)


Photo of MISS under construction

The Meridian Imaging Svalbard Spectrograph (MISS) under construction. Panel (A): Air spaced tunable transmission grating and prism (TGRISM). Panel(B): MISS main parts are (1) detector,(2) camera lens, (3) TGRISM, (4) collimator, (5) slit, and (6) front optics.


Scientific objectives
The instrument is a wide field of view hyperspectral pushbroom imager. Its main aim is to measure the night sky spectrum from North to South in the geomagnetic meridian plane to track the aurora. There are no moving mechanical parts in the design. It is a future replacement candidate of the Meridian Scanning Photometers (MSP).

Contacts
PI: Fred Sigernes
Address: UNIS, P.O. Box 156, 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
E-mail: freds@unis.no
Phone: +47 79023335

Co-PI: Mikko Syrjäsuo
Address: UNIS, P.O. Box 156, 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
E-mail: mikkos@unis.no
Phone:+47 79023395

Instrument specifications
Detector: Atik 414EX
Lens: Peleng F-mount F/3.5 (180 degree circular)
Spatial coverage: All sky
Angular resolution: 1 degree
Time resolution: 4 frames / minute
Spectral resolution: ~1 nm