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The Design Of An Echelle Spectrometer For Diffuse Extreme Ultraviolet/Far Ultraviolet Astronomy
Author(s): Christopher Martin
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Paper Abstract

X I present a new design for a moderately high resolution (λ/Δλ = 103) nebular spec-AX. trometer incorporating a mechanical precollimator with an objective Echelle grating followed by a cross-dispersing Wadsworth configuration. The design uses the minimum number of reflections to maximize extreme ultraviolet reflectivity, and yields a relatively large field of view for optimal sensitivity to diffuse emission. The configuration is compact, uses conventionally fabricated optical components and existing microchannel plate detectors, yet achieves sensitivities near the limit imposed by Liouville's theorem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968115
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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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