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Solar Maximum Mission Ultraviolet Spectrometer And Polarimeter
Author(s): E. Tandberg-Hanssen; B. E. Woodgate; R. G. Athay; J. M. Beckers; J. C. Brandt; R. D. Chapman; C. L. Hyder; A. G. Michalitsianos; R. A. Shine; E. C. Bruner
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Paper Abstract

The objectives of the UVSP experiment are to study solar ultraviolet radiations, particularly from flares and active regions, and to measure constituents in the terrestrial atmosphere by the extinction of sunlight at satellite dawn and dusk. The instrument is designed to observe the Sun at a variety of spectral and spatial resolutions in the range from 1150 to 3600 Å. A Gregorian telescope with effective focal length of 1.8 m is used to feed a 1 m Ebert-Fastie spectrometer. A polarimeter containing rotatable magnesium fluoride waveplates is included behind the spectrometer entrance slit and will allow all four Stokes parameters to be determined. Velocities on the Sun can also be measured. The instrument is controlled by a computer which can interact with the data stream to modify the observing program. The observing modes, including rasters, spectral scans, velocity measurements, and polarimetry, are also Aescribed along with plans for mission operations, data handling, and analysis of the observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop, (9 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957460
Show Author Affiliations
E. Tandberg-Hanssen, NASA/MSFC (United States)
B. E. Woodgate, NASA/GSFC (United States)
R. G. Athay, High Altitude Observatory (United States)
J. M. Beckers, Sacramento Peak Observatory (United States)
J. C. Brandt, NASA/GSFC (United States)
R. D. Chapman, NASA/GSFC (United States)
C. L. Hyder, NASA/GSFC (United States)
A. G. Michalitsianos, NASA/GSFC (United States)
R. A. Shine, NASA/GSFC (United States)
E. C. Bruner, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0184:
Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop
Martin C. Weisskopf, Editor(s)

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