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Windowless vacuum ultraviolet collimator
Author(s): Eric B. Burgh; Stephan Robert McCandliss; Russell Pelton; Kevin France; Paul D. Feldman
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Paper Abstract

We describe a vacuum collimator that we have assembled to characterize the windowless ultraviolet properties of a sounding rocket spectrographic telescope. The collimator comprises a Cassegrain telescope, with SiC coated optics, used in the pre-flight calibration phase of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, and vacuum skins provided by NASA/Wallops. The collimator focal plane has a three-axis motorized stage, which we have used for the precision placement of a knife edge focal locator along with pinhole and flat-field sources. We describe the focusing procedure and present the results of a number of experiments whereby the collimator, telescope and spectrograph point spread functions were determined and a spectro-spatial flat-field of the detector was acquired.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4498, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics, (10 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450064
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Eric B. Burgh, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Stephan Robert McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Russell Pelton, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kevin France, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4498:
UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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