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Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 123–143 | Cite as

A far ultraviolet rocket-borne spectrograph

  • Webster Cash
  • Timothy Cook
  • Clarke Chambellan
  • Donald Heyse
  • David Hofmockel
  • Theodore P. Snow
  • David Windt
  • Clyde Zaidins
Article

Abstract

A sensitive spectrograph for rocket observations of celestial objects in the 910–1250Å band is described. The instrument incorporates a variety of new technologies that allow unprecedented sensitivity in this difficult, but scientifically rewarding, band. It includes a diamond-turned Wolter-Schwarzschild Type II telescope, a conventional Rowland Circle spectrograph, and resistive anode/micro-channel plate detectors. It has been launched twice from Woomera, Australia where it performed the only observations of SN1987a in its bandpass and discovered a new feature in the diffuse ultraviolet background.

Keywords

Plate Detector Celestial Object Rowland Circle Unprecedented Sensitivity Rocket Observation 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Webster Cash
    • 1
  • Timothy Cook
    • 1
  • Clarke Chambellan
    • 1
  • Donald Heyse
    • 1
  • David Hofmockel
    • 1
  • Theodore P. Snow
    • 1
  • David Windt
    • 1
  • Clyde Zaidins
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Astrophysics and Space AstronomyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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