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BDSR: instrument design and initial calibration results
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Paper Abstract

We present the design, characterization, and flight performance of a sounding rocket instrument developed to address unanswered scientific questions regarding the extreme ultraviolet emissions of the star (epsilon) Canis Majoris (Adhara). The payload consists of an off axis parabolic telescope feeding a standard Rowland circle spectrograph and provides between 2 and 4 cm2 of effective area at the short and long wavelength ends of the bandpass, repectively. The spectrograph has a resolution of approximately 800 and covers the wavelength range 600 - 919 angstrom. In this paper we discuss specifics of the optical and mechanical design and present results from the initial calibration. The payload is presently scheduled for launch from Woomera, Australia, in the fall of 1995.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2478, Space Telescopes and Instruments, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210920
Show Author Affiliations
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Barry Y. Welsh, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Ryan McLean, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2478:
Space Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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