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FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph
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Paper Abstract

FIREBall (the Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon) is a balloon-borne 1m telescope coupled to an ultraviolet fiber-fed spectrograph. FIREBall is designed to study the faint and diffuse emission of the warm hot intergalactic medium, until now detected primarily in absorption. FIREBall is a pathfinding mission to test new technology and make new constraints on the temperature and density of this gas. FIREBall has flown twice, the most recent flight (June 2009) a fully functioning science flight. Here we describe the spectrograph design, current setup, and calibration measurements from the campaign.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2010
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773227 (30 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857877
Show Author Affiliations
Sarah E. Tuttle, Columbia Univ. (United States)
David Schiminovich, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Grange, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Shahinur Rahman, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Mateusz Matuszewski, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Bruno Milliard, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Jean-Michel Deharveng, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
D. Christopher Martin, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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