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Calibration and flight performance of the long-slit imaging dual order spectrograph
Author(s): Roxana E. Lupu; Stephan R. McCandliss; Brian Fleming; Kevin France; Paul D. Feldman; Shouleh Nikzad
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Paper Abstract

We present preliminary results for the calibration and flight performance of the Long-Slit Imaging Dual Order Spectrograph (LIDOS), a rocket-borne instrument with a large dynamic range in the 900 - 1650 Å bandpass. The instrument observes UV-bright objects with a CCD channel and fainter nebulosity with an MCP detector. The image quality and the detector quantum efficiencies were determined using the calibration and test equipment at the Johns Hopkins University, and further monitored using an on-board electron-impact calibration lamp. We review results from each of the three flights of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70113I (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786435
Show Author Affiliations
Roxana E. Lupu, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Stephan R. McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Brian Fleming, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kevin France, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Shouleh Nikzad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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