30 July 2010 FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph
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FIREBall (the Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon) is a balloon-borne 1m telescope coupled to an ultraviolet fiber-fed spectrograph. FIREBall is designed to study the faint and diffuse emission of the warm hot intergalactic medium, until now detected primarily in absorption. FIREBall is a pathfinding mission to test new technology and make new constraints on the temperature and density of this gas. FIREBall has flown twice, the most recent flight (June 2009) a fully functioning science flight. Here we describe the spectrograph design, current setup, and calibration measurements from the campaign.
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Sarah E. Tuttle, Sarah E. Tuttle, David Schiminovich, David Schiminovich, Robert Grange, Robert Grange, Shahinur Rahman, Shahinur Rahman, Mateusz Matuszewski, Mateusz Matuszewski, Bruno Milliard, Bruno Milliard, Jean-Michel Deharveng, Jean-Michel Deharveng, D. Christopher Martin, D. Christopher Martin, "FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773227 (30 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857877; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857877
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