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The Imaging and Slitless Spectroscopy Instrument for Surveys (ISSIS): expected radiometric performance, operation modes and data handling

Abstract

ISSIS is the instrument for imaging and slitless spectroscopy on-board WSO-UV. In this article, a detailed comparison between ISSIS expected radiometric performance and other ultraviolet instruments is shown. In addition, we present preliminary information on the performance verification tests and on the foreseen procedures for in-flight operation and data handling.

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    UVIT is a wide field imaging instrument for UV-Visible purposes to be launched by the Indian Space Agency in ASTROSAT.

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ISSIS development is being funded by Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain. We acknowledge the Russian WSO-UV team for their support in this paper. The science team at Universidad Complutense de Madrid acknowledges the financial support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through grants AYA2008-06423-C03-01 and AYA2011-29754-C03-C01.

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Gómez de Castro, A.I., Belén Perea, G., Sánchez, N. et al. The Imaging and Slitless Spectroscopy Instrument for Surveys (ISSIS): expected radiometric performance, operation modes and data handling. Astrophys Space Sci 354, 177–185 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10509-014-1907-x

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Keywords

  • Space vehicles: instruments
  • Instrumentation: spectrographs
  • Ultraviolet: general