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Optical filters on board the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
Author(s): Everett L. Coffelt; Mark A. Martella
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Paper Abstract

The space telescope imaging spectrograph (STIS) instrument is due to be installed on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in 1997. STIS uses 20 filters located on a wheel that can rotate any one of 88 apertures or combination filter/aperture in to the beam path. The instrument incorporates a continuous range of spectral response from the VUV (115.0 nm) to 1 micrometer. Therefore, filters that perform in the VUV are discussed as well as filters that operate in the near infrared. Neutral density filters are also being used for on-board calibration from 300 nm to Lyman-Alpha (121.6 nm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256239
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Everett L. Coffelt, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Martella, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2863:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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