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Spectroscopy and photometry of IGM's diffuse radiations (SPIDR): a NASA small explorer mission
Author(s): Supriya Chakrabarti; Mark W. Bautz; Claude R. Canizares; Renyue Cen; Timothy A. Cook; Nahide Craig; Alexander Dalgarno; Carl Heiles; Edward B. Jenkins; Jonathan S. Lapington; H. Richard Miller; Jeremiah P. Ostriker; Kenneth R. Sembach; J. Michael Shull; Adolf N. Witt
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Paper Abstract

The SPIDR mission is designed to test predictions of cosmological models of the structure of the universe. In addition, SPIDR will provide new information about hot gas in a variety of Galactic environments. These diagnostics will bo obtained through spectral imaging of selected astrophysical fields in the 100 - 160 nm band. In this paper we will provide an overview of the SPIDR mission and its observational approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460020
Show Author Affiliations
Supriya Chakrabarti, Boston Univ. (United States)
Mark W. Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Claude R. Canizares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Renyue Cen, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Timothy A. Cook, Boston Univ. (United States)
Nahide Craig, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Alexander Dalgarno, Harvard Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Carl Heiles, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Edward B. Jenkins, Princeton Univ. Observatory (United States)
Jonathan S. Lapington, Boston Univ. (United States)
H. Richard Miller, Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Princeton Univ. Observatory (United States)
Kenneth R. Sembach, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
J. Michael Shull, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Adolf N. Witt, Ritter Observatory/Univ. of Toledo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4854:
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
J. Chris Blades; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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