Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

Windowless vacuum ultraviolet collimator

[+] Author Affiliations
Eric B. Burgh, Stephan R. McCandliss, Russell Pelton, Kevin France, Paul D. Feldman

Johns Hopkins Univ. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 4498, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics, 296 (December 10, 2001); doi:10.1117/12.450064
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 4498

  • UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics
  • Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin
  • San Diego, CA, USA | July 29, 2001

abstract

We describe a vacuum collimator that we have assembled to characterize the windowless ultraviolet properties of a sounding rocket spectrographic telescope. The collimator comprises a Cassegrain telescope, with SiC coated optics, used in the pre-flight calibration phase of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, and vacuum skins provided by NASA/Wallops. The collimator focal plane has a three-axis motorized stage, which we have used for the precision placement of a knife edge focal locator along with pinhole and flat-field sources. We describe the focusing procedure and present the results of a number of experiments whereby the collimator, telescope and spectrograph point spread functions were determined and a spectro-spatial flat-field of the detector was acquired.

© (2001) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Eric B. Burgh ; Stephan R. McCandliss ; Russell Pelton ; Kevin France and Paul D. Feldman
"Windowless vacuum ultraviolet collimator", Proc. SPIE 4498, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics, 296 (December 10, 2001); doi:10.1117/12.450064; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.450064


Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).

Figures

Tables

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement


  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.