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Berkeley spectrometer for ORFEUS: laboratory and in-flight performance
Author(s): Mark Hurwitz; C. Stuart Bowyer
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Paper Abstract

The Berkeley spectrometer aboard the ORFEUS payload achieved a variety of 'firsts' during its inaugural mission in September 1993. The instrument utilizes spherical gratings with mechanically ruled varied line-spacing, and curved microchannel plate detectors with delay- line anode readout systems, to cover the 390 - 1200 angstrom band at a resolution of lambda/5000. The instrument is discussed, and its performance illustrated with calibration and in-flight spectra. Science highlights from the ORFEUS-I mission are presented (oral presentation only). The payload is available for use by guest investigators during the ORFEUS-II mission currently scheduled for late 1996.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224929
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Hurwitz, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
C. Stuart Bowyer, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2517:
X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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