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The Johns Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope for Shuttle Astronomy
Author(s): A. F. Davidsen; Wm. G. Fastie; P. D. Feldman; G. F. Hartig; G. H. Fountain
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Paper Abstract

The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) is a 90-cm f/2 prime focus telescope and spectrometer with a photon-counting microchannel plate detector designed to obtain moderate resolution (Δλ - 4 Å) spectrophotometry of faint (my ⪅ 17) objects in the far-ultraviolet spectral region (~900-1700 Å). The HUT will be mounted on the Spacelab Instrument Pointing System and will be operated by a Payload Specialist using a field acquisition TV system to assist in locating targets. The initial flight of the HUT, expected in 1984 or 1985, will be devoteg primarily to the study of quasars and active galactic nuclei, emphasizing the 900-1200 Å spectral region which is inaccessible with other existing or currently planned orbiting instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959884
Show Author Affiliations
A. F. Davidsen, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
Wm. G. Fastie, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
P. D. Feldman, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
G. F. Hartig, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
G. H. Fountain, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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