Off the Beaten Path With the Herschel SPIRE Spectral Feature Finder

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The European Space Agency (ESA) Herschel Mission concluded observation of the Far-infrared (FIR) Universe in 2013, providing a wealth of observations of the interstellar medium and distant galaxies. The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE), one of Herschel’s three instruments, consists of an imaging photometer and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS). The SPIRE team has developed an automated routine to extract spectral features from all SPIRE FTS observations. This presentation introduces FIR astronomy and instrumentation. The SPIRE instrument and the Feature Finder project are also introduced. 

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