8 December 2003 Performance of the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer
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The Cosmic Hot interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS), successfully launched on 2003 January 12, provides astronomers with an observatory dedicated to observation of the hot interstellar medium in the extreme ultraviolet. We describe here the otpical and photometric performance of the spectrograph based on calibrations of the individual components, end-to-end vacuum tests, and in-orbit observations of the Moon.
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Martin M. Sirk, Martin M. Sirk, Geoffrey A. Gaines, Geoffrey A. Gaines, E. R. Taylor, E. R. Taylor, Michael Sholl, Michael Sholl, Wiliam Marchant, Wiliam Marchant, Richelieu Hemphill, Richelieu Hemphill, Randy A. Kimble, Randy A. Kimble, Timothy Sasseen, Timothy Sasseen, Mario R. Marckwordt, Mario R. Marckwordt, William Donakowski, William Donakowski, } "Performance of the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer", Proc. SPIE 5164, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515601; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.515601

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