Previous abstract Next abstract

Session 42 - Orfeus & STIS.
Display session, Wednesday, June 11
South Main Hall,

[42.05] Overview of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)

B. Woodgate, R. Kimble, C. Bowers (GSFC), S. Kraemer (CSC), M. B. Kaiser (JHU), T. Gull (GSFC), A. Danks (HSTX), J. Grady, J. Loiacono, M. Brumfield, L. Feinberg (GSFC), D. Hood, W. Meyer, C. VanHouten, V. Argabright, R. Bybee (Ball), J. G. Timothy (UNB), M. Blouke (SITe), D. Dorn, M. Bottema, R. Woodruff, D. Michika, J. Sullivan, J. Hetlinger, R. Stocker, C. Ludtke, D. Ebbets, A. Delamere, D. Rose, H. Gardner, R. Breyer (Ball), D. Lindler (ACC), D. Content (GSFC), C. Standley (HSTX), G. Hartig (STScI), S. Heap (GSFC), C. Joseph (Rutgers), R. Green (NOAO), E. Jenkins (Princeton), J. Linsky (U Colo), J. Hutchings (DAO), H. W. Moos (JHU), A. Boggess (Cath U), S. Maran (GSFC), F. Roesler (U. Wisc), D. Weistrop (UNLV)

The STIS instrument was installed on the HST in February 97 and is currently being commissioned. It covers the wavelength range 115-1000 nm, with spectral resolving powers between 20 and 200,000. The two-dimensional detector formats, 2048x2048 pixels for the MAMA detectors covering the range 115-310 nm and 1024x1024 pixels for the CCD detector covering the range 165-1000 nm, allow echelle spectroscopy with high resolution and broad wavelength coverage in the UV, and long slit and slitless spectroscopy and imaging throughout the entire spectral range.

Program listing for Wednesday