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Galmatheia: an FUV imaging spectrograph
Author(s): Jerry Edelstein; William Van Dixon; Timothy N. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Galmatheia is a proposed far-ultraviolet (FUV) 900 - 1850 angstrom imaging spectrograph optimized for the study of diffuse emission. Its spectra will be used to study hot galactic plasmas, characterize the formation/destruction cycle and distribution of H2 in the ISM, and determine the optical properties of dust and its spatial distribution through the Galaxy. Galmatheia is a dual reflective spectrograph consisting of two elliptical diffraction gratings and a common cylindrical mirror, slit and detector. Its 5(sigma) sensitivity to C IV/O VI emission in a one-day pointing an order of magnitude fainter than any previous detection or to theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3443, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry II, (17 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333607
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry Edelstein, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
William Van Dixon, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Timothy N. Miller, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3443:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry II
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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