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Lyman Imaging Telescope Experiment
Author(s): Barry Y. Welsh; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Patrick N. Jelinsky
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Paper Abstract

We describe the Lyman Imaging Telescope Experiment (LITE) which is a NASA Ultraviolet Astrophysics Branch supported Advanced Mission Concept mission. The prime scientific aim of the LITE mission will be to carry out the first set of very high spatial resolution (0.2 arc sec), wide field of view (10 arc minute), pointed observations in several narrow wavelength bands in the far ultraviolet region of the spectrum (900 - 1600 angstroms). LITE will possess excellent detection sensitivity, such that limiting magnitudes for typical images are expected to be close to that of the HST WFPC II instrument. The proposed far ultraviolet astrophysical studies will encompass the emission of diffuse gas with temperatures in the range 80,000 - 1,000,000 K.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255100
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Y. Welsh, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Patrick N. Jelinsky, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2807:
Space Telescopes and Instruments IV
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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