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The Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter on the Solar Maximum MissionThe Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter (UVSP) on the Solar Maximum Mission spacecraft is described, including the experiment objectives, system design, performance, and modes of operation. The instrument operates in the wavelength range 1150-3600 A with better than 2 arcsec spatial resolution, raster range 256 x 256 sq arcsec, and 20 mA spectral resolution in second order. Observations can be made with specific sets of four lines simultaneously, or with both sides of two lines simultaneously for velocity and polarization. A rotatable retarder can be inserted into the spectrometer beam for measurement of Zeeman splitting and linear polarization in the transition region and chromosphere.
Document ID
19800041022
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Woodgate, B. E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Brandt, J. C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kalet, M. W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kenny, P. J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Tandberg-Hanssen, E. A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Bruner, E. C. (Lockheed Research Laboratories Palo Alto, Calif., United States)
Beckers, J. M. (Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Henze, W. (Teledyne Brown Engineering Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Knox, E. D. (General Electric Co. Valley Forge, Pa., United States)
Hyder, C. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Solar Physics
Volume: 65
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTATION
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