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Optical alignment of the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)
Author(s): Steven J. Conard; Kevin W. Redman; Robert H. Barkhouser; Joel A. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The FUSE, scheduled for a summer 1999 launch, is an astrophysics satellite designed to provide high spectral resolving power over the interval 90.5-118.7 nm. The FUSE optical path consists of four co-aligned, normal incidence, off-axis parabolic primary mirrors which illuminate separate Rowland circle spectrograph channels equipped with holographic gratings and delay line microchannel plate detectors. The spectrograph comprises the upper half of the instrument structure, and was internally aligned prior to delivery to the integration team.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366541
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Conard, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kevin W. Redman, ManTech Systems Engineering Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert H. Barkhouser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Joel A. Johnson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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