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Faint-Object Spectrograph For Space Telescope
Author(s): R. J. Harms; R. Angel; F. Bartko; E. Beaver; W. Bloomquist; R. Bohlin; E. M. Burbidge; A. F. Davidsen; J. C. Flemming; H. Ford
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Paper Abstract

The Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) is being designed and built for use with Space Telescope to provide digitized spectra of faint astronomical objects over the wavelength range from 115 to 700nm at resolving powers of 1000 and 100. A variety of concave gratings and prisms is employed to form nearly stigmatic spectra on either of two Digicon photon counting detectors which are optimized for two different but overlapping spectral ranges. The science goals are summarized, and the optical and detector designs and their predicted performance are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1979
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957398
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Harms, University of California (United States)
R. Angel, University of Arizona (United States)
F. Bartko, Martin Marietta Corporation (United States)
E. Beaver, University of California (United States)
W. Bloomquist, Martin Marietta Corporation (United States)
R. Bohlin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
E. M. Burbidge, University of California (United States)
A. F. Davidsen, Johns Hopkins University (United States)
J. C. Flemming, Martin Marietta Corporation (United States)
H. Ford, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0183:
Space Optics II
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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