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A Spectrometer To Measure The Diffuse, Astronomical Extreme Ultraviolet Background
Author(s): Simon Labov; Stuart Bowyer; Christopher Martin
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Paper Abstract

We have designed a grazing incidence spectrometer to measure the diffuse astronomical background between 80 and 650A. The instrument uses a wire grid collimator to define a 40' by 15° field of view. After passing through the collimator, radiation impinges on an array of plane reflection gratings. An array of mirrors then focuses the diffracted light through a thin filter onto a microchannel plate detector. The resulting system focuses to a few arc minutes and produces spectra with 10 to 20Å resolution. The instrument is currently undergoing integration for flight in 1986. Performance characteristics of the spectrometer are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968113
Show Author Affiliations
Simon Labov, University of California (United States)
Stuart Bowyer, University of California (United States)
Christopher Martin, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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