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Calibration Of The Berkeley EUV Airglow Rocket Spectrometer
Author(s): Daniel M. Cotton; Supriya Chakrabarti; Oswald Siegmund
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Paper Abstract

The Berkeley Extreme-ultraviolet Airglow Rocket Spectrometer (BEARS), a multi-instrument sounding rocket pay-load, made comprehensive measurements of the Earth's dayglow. The primary instruments consisted of two near normal Rowland mount spectrometers: one channel to measure several atomic oxygen features at high spectral resolution (~ 1.5 Å) in the band passes of 980 - 1040 and 1300 - 1360 ⇔ and the other to measure EUV dayglow and the solar EUV simultaneously in a much broader bandpass (250 - 1150 Å) at moderate resolution (~10 Å). The payload also included a hydrogen Lyman a photometer to monitor the solar irradiance and geocoronal emissions. The instrument was calibrated at the EUV calibration facility at the University of California at Berkeley, and was subsequently launched successfully on September 30, 1988 aboard a four stage experimental sounding rocket, Black Brant XII flight 12.041 WT. The calibration procedure and resulting data is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962598
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel M. Cotton, University of California (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, University of California (United States)
Oswald Siegmund, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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