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On-orbit performance of the ACS solar blind channel
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Paper Abstract

The ACS solar blind channel (SBC) is a photon-counting MAMA detector capable of producing two-dimensional imaging in the UV at wavelengths 1150-1700 Angstroms, with a field of view (FOV) of 31" × 35". We describe the on-orbit performance of the ACS/SBC from an analysis of data obtained from the service mission observatory verification (SMOV) programs. Our summary includes assessment of the point-source image quality and point spread function (PSF) over the SBC FOV, the dark current measurements, the characteristics of the flat fields, fold analysis, throughput, and the UV sensitivity monitor to check for contamination. Where appropriate, a comparison with pre-launch calibration data will also be made.

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: 10.1117/12.474053
Show Author Affiliations
Hien D. Tran, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Gerhardt R. Meurer, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Holland C. Ford, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Andre R. Martel, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Marco Sirianni, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Ralph C. Bohlin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Mark Clampin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Colin R. Cox, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Guido de Marchi, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Vic S. Argabright, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (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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