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GLUV pathfinder mission
Author(s): Nirmal K.; Joice Mathew; James Gilbert; Rob Sharp; Harrison Abbot; R. Ridden-Harper; B. Tucker
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Paper Abstract

GLUV is a balloon-based near UV survey telescope under development. The primary objective of GLUV is high- cadence observations of transient events such as early UV observations of supernova. The ozone layer absorbs a considerable amount of UV radiation, so it is important for a UV balloon telescope to achieve ight altitude above the ozone layer. The ozone layer density varies with respect to latitude, altitude and season. The structure and behaviour of ozone distribution is an important factor to be studied to account for astronomical ultraviolet observations. GLUV pathfinder is a spectrometer based system to identify the sky background at intended ight altitudes and atmosphere transmission GLUV will experience. In this presentation, we will present the design and development of the GLUV pathfinder system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 112030I (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2539908
Show Author Affiliations
Nirmal K., The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Joice Mathew, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
James Gilbert, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Rob Sharp, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Harrison Abbot, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
R. Ridden-Harper, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
B. Tucker, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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