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The S201 far-ultraviolet imaging survey - A summary of results and implications for future surveysThe results from all-sky surveys with the S201 FUV camera/spectrograph from the moon during the Apollo 16 mission are summarized with respect to implications for future UV all-sky surveys. The scans provided imagery of 10 fields, each 20 deg in diameter, in the wavelength ranges 1050-1600 A and 1250-1600 A. Best detection thresholds were obtained with 10 and 30 min exposures at 1400 A. Only 7 percent sky coverage was recorded, and then only down to 11th mag. A Mark II camera may be flown on the Shuttle on the Spartan 3 mission, as may be an all-reflector Schmidt telescope. An additional 20 percent of the sky will be mapped and microchannel intensification will increase the diffuse source sensitivity by two orders of magnitude. Several objects sighted with the S201 will be reviewed with the Mark II.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Carruthers, G. R. (U.S. Navy, E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Washington DC, United States)
Page, T. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Publications
Volume: 96
ISSN: 0004-6280
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