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The Focal-plane Instruments on Board WSO-UV

  • Isabella Pagano
  • Mikhail Sachkov
  • Ana I. Gómez de Castro
  • Maohai Huang
  • Norbert Kappelmann
  • Salvatore Scuderi
  • Boris Shustov
  • Klaus Werner
  • Gang Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Summary

Dedicated to spectroscopic and imaging observations of the ultraviolet sky, the World Space Observatory for Ultraviolet Project is a Russia led international collaboration presently involving also China, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Ukraine. The mission consists of a 1.7m telescope able to perform: a) high resolution (R≥60 000) spectroscopy by means of two echelle spectrographs covering the 103–310 nm range; b) long slit (1×75 arcsec) low resolution (R~1500-2500) spectroscopy using a near-UV channel and a far-UV channel to cover the 102–310~nm range; c) deep UV and diffraction limited UV and optical imaging (from 115 to 700 nm). Overall information on the project and on its science objectives are given by other two papers in these proceedings. Here we present the WSO-UV focal plane instruments, their status of implementation, and the expected performances.

Keywords

Optical Bench Slit Spectrograph Echelle Spectrograph World Space Observatory Imaging Polarimetry 
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References

  1. Barnstedt, J., et al. 1999, A&ASS, 134, 561CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bond, H. E., et al. 2006, Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Mini-Handbook, Version 3.0, Baltimore: STScIGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella Pagano
    • 1
  • Mikhail Sachkov
    • 2
  • Ana I. Gómez de Castro
    • 3
  • Maohai Huang
    • 4
  • Norbert Kappelmann
    • 5
  • Salvatore Scuderi
    • 1
  • Boris Shustov
    • 2
  • Klaus Werner
    • 5
  • Gang Zhao
    • 4
  1. 1.INAFCatania Astrophysical ObservatoryItaly
  2. 2.INASANMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Fac. de CC. MatemáticasUniversidad Complutense de MadridSpain
  4. 4.National Astronomical Observatories CASChina
  5. 5.University of Tübingen IAAGermany

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