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UV Stellar Spectrometer

NSSDCA ID: 1972-014A-02

Mission Name: TD 1A
Principal Investigator:Dr. T. M. Kamperman


This experiment consisted of a Cassegrain telescope (primary mirror 26 cm in diam) and a grating spectrometer that operated in three passbands (2260 to 2155 A, 2495 to 2590 A, and 2775 to 2865 A). When a star of sufficient brightness appeared in the telescope, the telescope locked onto it with a self-contained guidance system and then scanned three 100-A passbands in 0.5-A increments with an overall accuracy of 1 A and spectral resolution of 1.8 A.

Alternate Names

  • S-59
  • TD1A/UVStellarSpectrometer

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (The Netherlands)


  • Astronomy: Ultraviolet

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. T. M. KampermanPrincipal InvestigatorAstronomical Institute
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