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