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Performance of the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer
Author(s): Martin M. Sirk; Geoffrey A. Gaines; E. R. Taylor; Michael Sholl; Wiliam Marchant; Richelieu Hemphill; Randy A. Kimble; Timothy Sasseen; Mario R. Marckwordt; William Donakowski
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Paper Abstract

The Cosmic Hot interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS), successfully launched on 2003 January 12, provides astronomers with an observatory dedicated to observation of the hot interstellar medium in the extreme ultraviolet. We describe here the otpical and photometric performance of the spectrograph based on calibrations of the individual components, end-to-end vacuum tests, and in-orbit observations of the Moon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5164, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515601
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Martin M. Sirk, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Geoffrey A. Gaines, Gaines Systems, Inc. (United States)
E. R. Taylor, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Michael Sholl, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Wiliam Marchant, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Richelieu Hemphill, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Timothy Sasseen, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Mario R. Marckwordt, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
William Donakowski, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5164:
UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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