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Narrowband ultraviolet imaging experiment for wide-field surveys (NUVIEWS)
Author(s): Judith R. Fleischman; Peter G. Friedman; Christopher Martin; David Schiminovich
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a rocket-borne, imaging, wide-field, survey experiment to study global interactions in the multiphase interstellar medium. The experiment will map diffuse C IV (C3+) (lambda) 1549, H2 (lambda) (lambda) 1575 - 1645 Lyman band fluorescence, and dust-scattered starlight continuum ((lambda) (lambda) 1400 - 1900) emission over one quarter of the sky in a single rocket flight. Good imaging is maintained in two dimensions, permitting the direct exclusion of stars entering the field of view. The payload consists of four independent, co-aligned telescopes of identical optical construction. Three telescopes are made sensitive in a narrow band by depositing tuned all-dielectric multilayers on the mirror surfaces to achieve a so-called `self-filtering' camera. Each telescope incorporates a large-format imaging microchannel plate detector that is read out using a two- dimensional, crossed, serpentine delay line anode which we have developed. The rocket flight, scheduled for launch in 1994, will be the first flight of a two-dimensional, crossed, serpentine delay line anode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2006, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, (19 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162829
Show Author Affiliations
Judith R. Fleischman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Peter G. Friedman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Christopher Martin, Columbia Univ. (United States)
David Schiminovich, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2006:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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