To one, a near infrared camera, he added a modified DSLR camera just for taking pictures of the sprites.
What does NIRC stand for?
NIRC stands for Near Infrared Camera (Keck Observatory)
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We have 18 other meanings of NIRC in our Acronym Attic
- National and International Research Alliances Program (Australia)
- Network for Information, Response and Preparedness Activities on Disaster
- Near Infrared Background
- Nevada Institutional Review Board
- New in Retail Box (auction websites)
- NIMA-IMINT Review Board
- Nunavut Impact Review Board (regulatory board; Canada)
- Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzan University; Japan)
- National Industrial Relations Commission (Pakistan)
- National Internal Revenue Code (Philippines)
- Ner Israel Rabbinical College
- New Iberia Research Center (New Iberia, Louisiana)
- Non Impediti Ratione Cogitationis (Latin: Unimpeded by the Thought Process)
- Notice of Intent to Issue Reexamination Certificate (US Patent and Trademark Office)
- National Insurance Repair Contractors Association (UK)
- National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (est. 2006)
- Non-Isotopic RNAse Cleavage Assay (rheumatology)
- Near Infrared Camera
- Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (Fort Wayne, IN)
- N. Indian River County Library (Sebastian, FL)
Samples in periodicals archive:
In 2009, David Lafreniere of the University of Montreal recovered hidden exoplanet data in Hubble images of the young, massive star, HR 8799, taken in 1998 with the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).
Other programs have included the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Glitches since 2007 have put a few of the telescope's instruments out of operation, including the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer.
Because an extrasolar planet never has been directly imaged before, Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer camera conducted complementary observations taken at shorter infrared wavelength observations unobtainable from the ground.
Until now, infrared (IR) imaging has been constrained by the small 256x256 pixel detectors of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) instrument, which were state-of-the-art when NICMOS was installed in the HST in 1997.
The scientist, David Lafreniere of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, detected the planet that was hidden in Hubble images taken with the telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) in 1998.
Early indications were positive: Key instruments including the Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi- Object Spectrometer were successfully turned on and able to communicate through the backup for a brief moment before engineers returned them to their quiescent state.