13 October 1986 A Spectrometer To Measure The Diffuse, Astronomical Extreme Ultraviolet Background
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We have designed a grazing incidence spectrometer to measure the diffuse astronomical background between 80 and 650A. The instrument uses a wire grid collimator to define a 40' by 15° field of view. After passing through the collimator, radiation impinges on an array of plane reflection gratings. An array of mirrors then focuses the diffracted light through a thin filter onto a microchannel plate detector. The resulting system focuses to a few arc minutes and produces spectra with 10 to 20Å resolution. The instrument is currently undergoing integration for flight in 1986. Performance characteristics of the spectrometer are discussed.
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Simon Labov, Stuart Bowyer, Christopher Martin, "A Spectrometer To Measure The Diffuse, Astronomical Extreme Ultraviolet Background", Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968113; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968113


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