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Calibrations and flight performance of the extreme ultraviolet opacity rocket
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A sounding rocket observation of G191-B2B, a hot white dwarf star, was made on 27 September 1999 over a wavelength range of 220 - 340 angstroms with the Extreme ultraviolet Opacity Rocket (EOR), an EUV spectrograph. EOR acquired over 200 seconds of data above 200 km. Two broadband multilayer- coated diffraction gratings in Wadsworth mounts provide EOR with a peak effective area of 2.5 cm2 near 280 angstroms and spectral resolution of (lambda) /(Delta) (lambda) equals 2500 - 3000. Preliminary examination of the flight spectrum suggests the presence of absorption features which are not apparent in lower resolution spectra.

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Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394024
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Kurt S. Gunderson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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