Accession Number : ADA293079
Title : DEPSCOR92-Wide Field Spectral Imager.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 93-29 Sep 94,
Corporate Author : LOUISVILLE UNIV KY DEPT OF PHYSICS
Personal Author(s) : Kielkopf, John A.
PDF Url : ADA293079
Report Date : 29 SEP 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The Wide Field Spectral Imager (WISPI) project was designed to provide a new capability for measuring the spectrum of the sky across fields of view much larger than the full moon. The instrument which we proposed would use a high speed optical system to form an image on the entrance slit of a matching stigmatic spectrometer, which would then disperse a spectrum of a strip of the sky onto a sensitive two-dimensional detector. A separate imaging system would be used for pointing and tracking, and both instruments would be on a computer controlled mounting that would permit automated data acquisition. Data from the instrument could be acquired remotely and then stored and analyzed on a high speed workstation.
Descriptors : *SPECTROMETERS, *TELESCOPES, *WIDE FIELD CAMERAS, AUTOMATION, TWO DIMENSIONAL, TRACKING, OPTICAL IMAGES, SENSITIVITY, SPECTRA, DATA ACQUISITION, WORK STATIONS, SKY, MATCHING.
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE