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Ultraviolet spectrometer experiment for the Voyager mission

Broadfoot, A. L. and Sandel, B. R. and Shemansky, D. E. and Atreya, S. K. and Donahue, T. M. and Moos, H. W. and Bertaux, J. L. and Blamont, J. E. and Ajello, J. M. and Strobel, D. F. and McConnell, J. C. and Dalgarno, A. and Goody, R. and McElroy, M. B. and Yung, Y. L. (1977) Ultraviolet spectrometer experiment for the Voyager mission. Space Science Reviews, 21 (2). pp. 183-205. ISSN 0038-6308.

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The Voyager Ultraviolet Spectrometer (UVS) is an objective grating spectrometer covering the wavelength range of 500–1700 Å with 10 Å resolution. Its primary goal is the determination of the composition and structure of the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and several of their satellites. The capability for two very different observational modes have been combined in a single instrument. Observations in the airglow mode measure radiation from the atmosphere due to resonant scattering of the solar flux or energetic particle bombardment, and the occultation mode provides measurements of the atmospheric extinction of solar or stellar radiation as the spacecraft enters the shadow zone behind the target. In addition to the primary goal of the solar system atmospheric measurements, the UVS is expected to make valuable contributions to stellar astronomy at wavelengths below 1000 Å.

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Additional Information:© 1977 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. Received 24 May, 1977. The Kitt Peak National Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under contract with the National Science Foundation. This work was supported by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under NASA contract NAS 7-100.
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