22 January 1993 Satellite observations with the UVPI instrument
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Abstract
Since its launch in February 1990, the Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment (LACE) satellite has been used as a space-based platform from which numerous observations have been carried out using the onboard Ultraviolet Plume Instrument (UVPI). UVPI consists of two pointable, co-aligned, intensified charged-coupled-device (ICCD) cameras sharing a common telescope mount. The instrument has obtained high spatial resolution near-UV/visible images of rocket plumes, and has observed aurorae, the Earth's limb, and other features of the Earth background. A description of the instrument, the data gathered, and some selected results are presented.
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Herbert W. Smathers, Donald M. Horan, M. Singh, Joel G. Cardon, D. F. Bakeris, R. A. Swanson, "Satellite observations with the UVPI instrument", Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140869; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140869
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