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Instrument: SIRS : Satellite Infrared Spectrometer
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Description
The Satellite Infrared Spectrometer (SIRS) is a grating
spectrometer, first carried on Nimbus 3, to obtain temperature
soundings of the atmosphere. It had eight detectors,
Fastie-Ebert optics, and a 12-degree field of view.

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