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FIREBALL: the Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon: overview and first science flight results

Milliard, Bruno and Martin, D. Christopher and Schiminovich, David and Evrard, Jean and Matuszewski, Matt and Rahman, Shahinur and Tuttle, Sarah and McLean, Ryan and Deharveng, Jean-Michel and Mirc, Frederi and Grange, Robert and Chave, Robert (2010) FIREBALL: the Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon: overview and first science flight results. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7732. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 773205. ISBN 978-0-8194-8222-8. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161031-112536885

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Abstract

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 intergalactic medium, until now detected primarily in absorption. FIREBALL is a path finding mission to test new technology and make new constraints on the temperature and density of this gas. We report on the first successful science flight of FIREBALL, in June 2009, which proved every aspect of the complex instrument performance, and provided the strongest measurements and constraints on IGM emission available from any instrument.


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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX08AO39G. The FIREBALL collaboration also acknowledges considerable support from CNES, LAM, and CNRS. The FIREBALL flights would not be possible without the many contributions of the Columbia Scientific Ballooning Facility.
Group:Space Astrophysics Laboratory
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NASANNX08AO39G
Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)UNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Instrumentation, Integral Field Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet
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Official Citation:Bruno Milliard ; D. Christopher Martin ; David Schiminovich ; Jean Evrard ; Matt Matuszewski ; Shahinur Rahman ; Sarah Tuttle ; Ryan McLean ; Jean-Michel Deharveng ; Frederi Mirc ; Robert Grange ; Robert Chave; FIREBALL: the Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon: overview and first science flight results. Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773205 (July 29, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857850.
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