10 December 1986 The Far UV Cameras (NRL-803) Space Test Program Shuttle Experiment
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The Naval Research Laboratory's Far Ultraviolet Cameras experiment (NRL-803) is planned for flight on the space shuttle as part of a Space Test Program mission, AFP-675. The experiment objectives are imagery and photometry of natural and artificial sources of far-ultraviolet radiation, with emphasis on faint, diffuse sources such as night airglow, diffuse nebulae, and galactic background. The instrument package consists of two electrographic Schmidt cameras, covering the wavelength ranges 1050-1600 and 1230-2000 Å, a dedicated pointing platform, an image fine stabilization system for long exposures on celestial targets, and a low light level television camera for pointing verification.
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George R. Carruthers, "The Far UV Cameras (NRL-803) Space Test Program Shuttle Experiment", Proc. SPIE 0687, Ultraviolet Technology, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936540; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936540
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