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ISSIS: the imaging and slitless spectroscopy instrument for surveys in the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet telescope
Author(s): Ana I. Gomez de Castro; Nestor Sanchez; Paola Sestito; Pablo Rodriguez; Maite Teresa Gomez; Juan Seijas; Fatima Lopez-Martinez; Jose Quintana; Marcos Ubierna; Jacinto Muñoz
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Paper Abstract

ISSIS is the Imaging and Slitless Spectroscopy Instrument for the World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet (WSO-UV), a 170 cm space telescope to be launched in late 2015. ISSIS is a multipurpose instrument designed to carry out high resolution and high sensitivity imaging and slitless spectroscopy in the ultraviolet range. ISSIS has two acquisition channels: the Far Ultraviolet Channel (FUV) covering the 1150-1750 Å wavelength range and the Near Ultraviolet Channel (NUV) in the 1850-3200 Å range. Both channels are equipped with Multi Channel Plate detectors to guarantee high sensitivity and high rejection of lower energy radiation. ISSIS will be the first UV imager into a high altitude Earth orbit and it will provide unique information on star formation, accretion physics, astronomical engines and planets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84432W (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925346
Show Author Affiliations
Ana I. Gomez de Castro, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Nestor Sanchez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Paola Sestito, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Pablo Rodriguez, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Maite Teresa Gomez, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Juan Seijas, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Fatima Lopez-Martinez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Jose Quintana, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Marcos Ubierna, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Jacinto Muñoz, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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