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Extreme ultraviolet spectrograph sounding rocket payload: recent modifications for planetary observations in the EUV/FUV
Author(s): David C. Slater; S. Alan Stern; John Scherrer; Webster C. Cash; James C. Green; Erik Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

We report on the status of modifications to an existing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) telescope/spectrograph sounding rocket payload for planetary observations in the 800 - 1200 angstrom wavelength band. The instrument is composed of an existing Wolter Type II grazing incidence telescope, a newly built 0.4-m normal incidence Rowland Circle spectrograph, and an open-structure resistive-anode microchannel plate detector. The modified payload has successfully completed three NASA sounding rocket flights within 1994 - 1995. Future flights are anticipated for additional studies of planetary and cometary atmospheres and intersteller absorption. A detailed description of the payload, along with the performance characteristics of the integrated instrument are presented. In addition, some preliminary flight results from the above three missions are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2518, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218378
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Slater, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
John Scherrer, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Webster C. Cash, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2518:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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