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SEQUOIA mission
Author(s): Barry Y. Welsh; Timothy Carone; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Patrick N. Jelinsky; Ronald S. Polidan
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Paper Abstract

We describe a mission concept for the SEQUOIA instrument, which would carry out the first wide-field, far ultraviolet, photometric all-sky survey. SEQUOIA will image the astronomical sky in the 912-1050 angstrom spectral region to a limiting magnitude of 19.5m over a one degree field of view with a spatial resolution of less than 30 arc seconds. This mission was proposed to the USRA STEDI program in late 1994, and has been designed as a low cost, fast-track program for launch within 3 years. The spacecraft bus is being provided by Orbital Sciences Corporation (Dulles) and since the entire payload weighs less than 100kg, it can be launched using either a Minuteman or Pegasus rocket.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2478, Space Telescopes and Instruments, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210922
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Y. Welsh, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Timothy Carone, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Patrick N. Jelinsky, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Ronald S. Polidan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2478:
Space Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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