Calibration of the TAUVEX UV imager

O. Braun, J. M. Topaz, N. Brosch

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The astronomical ultra-violet space telescope, TAUVEX, being developed in Israel by EL-OP Ltd., in conjunction with Tel Aviv University's Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has three co-aligned 20 cm diameter telescopes, each with an imaging photon-counting detector of the Wedge & Strip Anode type. The geometric and radiometric parameters of the system must be calibrated before launch in order that the image data acquired by the detector and signal processing sub-system can be converted into accurate maps of the UV sources in the sky. We describe the calibration philosophy and methodology involved in the TAUVEX system and sub-system calibration process. Also presented are the facilities and equipment specially designed and adapted for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-140
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1993
EventRecent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 199316 Apr 1993


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