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High-resolution UV spectrograph for sounding rocket measurement of planetary emission line profiles
Author(s): Walter M. Harris; John T. Clarke; Jack Caldwell; Paul D. Feldman; Brett C. Bush; Daniel M. Cotton; Supriya Chakrabarti
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Paper Abstract

We have constructed a high resolution imaging spectrograph for use as a payload in a sounding rocket experiment. The spectrograph employs a modified Ebert-Fastie design using a LiF predispersing prism and a replica of the E1 echelle grating developed for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. The spectrograph is used as a focal plane instrument of the Jupiter Telescope, a Cassegrain telescope constructed exclusively for use as a sounding rocket payload. The telescope and spectrograph were launched from the White Sands Missile Range on May 4, 1991 to observe the H Ly-alpha line profile spatially resolved across the disk of Jupiter in the north-south and east-west directions, and to measure the H Ly-alpha emission line profile from interplanetary hydrogen associated with the local interstellar medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1992
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1745, Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (29 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60618
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Walter M. Harris, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
John T. Clarke, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jack Caldwell, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Brett C. Bush, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Daniel M. Cotton, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1745:
Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Supriya Chakrabarti; Andrew B. Christensen, Editor(s)

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