The TAUVEX instrument on board SRG shall provide images and photometry from ∼135 run to ∼280 nm on targets observed with the high-energy imagers of the spacecraft. TAUVEX consists of three bore-sighted telescopes with a 55' field-of-view, 10″ resolution, and photon-counting capability. In addition to its scientific tasks, TAUVEX shall provide the aspect solution for SODART and tracking information to the SRG attitude and control system, to facilitate spacecraft pointing and stabilization. The capabilities of TAUVEX are unique in the field of UV imaging and promise very interesting science returns on the physics of hot stars, galactic structure and interstellar matter, galaxy evolution, and the compilation of a complete samples of QSOs.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1998|