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TAUVEX and Its Contribution to Time Series Studies

A multipurpose UV space telescope
  • N. Brosch
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 218)

Abstract

Although not designed specifically for the study of time-dependent phenomena, TAUVEX will provide unique observations of photometric variability in the ultraviolet (UV). I describe TAUVEX, which will operate together with the other scientific instruments on the carrier satellite, the Space Observatory Spectrum X-γ (SRG). I concentrate specifically on time-dependent observations, emphasizing the projected capabilities and limitations. I then describe a few objects in which the UV variability is interesting, and point out the advantage of simultaneous observations with the high-energy imaging telescopes on board the SRG observatory.

Keywords

Hubble Space Telescope Crimean Astrophysical Observatory Cataclysmic Variable Quantum Efficiency Detector Short Integration Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Brosch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Wise ObservatorySchool of Physics and AstronomyTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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