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Initial performance of the high-speed photometer
Author(s): Evan E. Richards; Jeffrey W. Percival; Matthew Nelson; Edward Hatter; John E. Fitch; Richard L. White
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Paper Abstract

The Hubble Space Telescope High Speed Photometer has four image dissector tubes, two with UV sensitive photocathodes, two sensitive to the near UV and to visual light, and a single red sensitive photomultiplier tube. The HSP is capable of photometric measurements from 1200 to 7500 A with time resolution of 11 microseconds and has no moving parts. An initial analysis of the on-orbit engineering performance of the HSP is presented with changes in operating procedures resulting from the primary mirror spherical aberration and experience gained during the verification period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46712
Show Author Affiliations
Evan E. Richards, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jeffrey W. Percival, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Matthew Nelson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Edward Hatter, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
John E. Fitch, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Richard L. White, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1494:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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