1 November 1996 Optical filters on board the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
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Abstract
The space telescope imaging spectrograph (STIS) instrument is due to be installed on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in 1997. STIS uses 20 filters located on a wheel that can rotate any one of 88 apertures or combination filter/aperture in to the beam path. The instrument incorporates a continuous range of spectral response from the VUV (115.0 nm) to 1 micrometer. Therefore, filters that perform in the VUV are discussed as well as filters that operate in the near infrared. Neutral density filters are also being used for on-board calibration from 300 nm to Lyman-Alpha (121.6 nm).
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Everett L. Coffelt, Mark A. Martella, "Optical filters on board the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)", Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256239; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256239
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