Mission Overview

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Wavelength Coverage

mission coverage

The JWST Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) provides imaging and spectroscopic observing modes in mid-infrared wavelengths. These wavelengths can be utilized for studies including (but not limited to): direct imaging of young warm exoplanets and spectroscopy of their atmospheres; identification and characterization of the first galaxies at redshifts > 7; and analysis of warm dust and molecular gas in young stars and proto-planetary disks.

Active From

Not yet launched.

Resolution 

Varies by Observing Mode:  see Table 1 for details: MIRI Modes

  • Pixel Scale: ~0.11"/pixel
  • Resolution: ~100 (low spec) ; ~1550-3250 (medium spec)
  • FWHM: ~2 pixels @ 6 um

Capabilities

On this Page

Search Tools

MAST Portal

Search multiple missions using target names or coordinates.

MAST API

Tools for programmatically querying the MAST Portal

Simulated Data

Simulated data from the MIRI instrument team hosted @ESA

Primary Documents

External Links