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FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph

Tuttle, Sarah E. and Schiminovich, David and Grange, Robert and Rahman, Shahinur and Matuszewski, Mateusz and Milliard, Bruno and Deharveng, Jean-Michel and Martin, D. Christopher (2010) FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7732. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 773227. ISBN 978-0-8194-8222-8.

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FIREBall (the Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon) is a balloon-borne 1m telescope coupled to an ultraviolet fiber-fed spectrograph. FIREBall is designed to study the faint and diffuse emission of the warm hot intergalactic medium, until now detected primarily in absorption. FIREBall is a pathfinding mission to test new technology and make new constraints on the temperature and density of this gas. FIREBall has flown twice, the most recent flight (June 2009) a fully functioning science flight. Here we describe the spectrograph design, current setup, and calibration measurements from the campaign.

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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE. The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX08AO39G. The FIREBALL collaboration also acknowledges support from CNES, LAM and CNRS.
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Subject Keywords:Cosmology, Integral Field Spectroscopy, FIREBALL, UV Spectroscopy, Fiber spectrograph, IGM, CGM
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Issue or Number:7732
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Official Citation:Sarah E. Tuttle ; David Schiminovich ; Robert Grange ; Shahinur Rahman ; Mateusz Matuszewski ; Bruno Milliard ; Jean-Michel Deharveng ; D. Christopher Martin; FIREBALL: the first ultraviolet fiber fed spectrograph. Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773227 (July 30, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857877
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