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Optical Engineering

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer
Author(s): R. F Malina; S. Bowyer; M. Lampton; D . Finley; F. Paresce; G. Penegor; H. Heetderks
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Paper Abstract

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Mission is described. The purpose of this mission is to search the celestial sphere for astronomical sources of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation (100 to 1000 A). The search will be accom-plished with the use of three EUV telescopes, each sensitive to different bands within the EUV band. A fourth telescope will perform a higher sensitivity search of a limited sample of the sky in a single EUV band. In six months, the entire sky will be scanned at a sensitivity level comparable to existing surveys in other more traditional astronomical bandpasses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(4) 214764 doi: 10.1117/12.7972974
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
R. F Malina, University of California (United States)
S. Bowyer, University of California (United States)
M. Lampton, University of Clifornia (United States)
D . Finley, University of California (United States)
F. Paresce, University of Clifornia (United States)
G. Penegor, University of California (United States)
H. Heetderks, University of California (United States)


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