May 8, 2022

Webb in Full Focus — Mirrors are Aligned!

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Let’s break it down:
00:00 Intro.
02:00 Final alignment image in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
02:50 Magellan TV
03:38 About the image and its colors.
06:36 Why are there 6 diffraction spikes in NIRCam’s image?
07:48 NIRSpec and its broken microshutters.
10:10 NIRISS — Near-Infrared Imaging Slitless Spectrometer.
10:57 How the Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS) work.
11:31 Why the Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI) has fuzzy stars.
14:02 Instrument commissioning.

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