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Instrumentation of the WSO-UV project
Author(s): Mikhail Sachkov; Boris Shustov; Ana Inés Gómez de Castro
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Paper Abstract

Dedicated to spectroscopic and imaging observations of the ultraviolet sky, the World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet mission is a Russian-Spanish collaboration. The project consists of a 1.7m telescope with instrumentation able to perform: a) high resolution (R ≥50 000) spectroscopy by means of two echellé spectrographs covering the 115–310 nm spectral range; b) long slit (1x75 arcsec) low resolution (R ∼ 1000) spectroscopy with a near-UV channel and a far-UV channel to cover the 115–305 nm spectral range; c) near-UV and a far-UV imaging channels covering the 115-320 nm wavelength range; d) slitless spectroscopy with spectral resolution of about 500 in the full 115–320 nm spectral range. Here we present the WSO-UV focal plane instruments, their status of implementation, and the expected performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 914402 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055513
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)
Boris Shustov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)
Ana Inés Gómez de Castro, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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