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Solar Ultraviolet Data from Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO 8) Space Mission
Entry ID: OSO-8-spectro-level1

Abstract: The LPSP multichannel High Resolution UV and visible spectometer was launched
June 21, 1975 and was in operation until September 30, 1978 with 6 channels
covering the most intense optically thick chromospheric lines (H and K CaII,
h and k MgII, Lymann alpha and Lymann beta HI)

The imaging system is a cassegranian telescope, with a collecting area of
170 cm2 and an aperture f/16.
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-06-21
Stop Date: 1978-09-30
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Data Center
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, France Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 61281682
Fax: 61282595
Phone: 33-1-42-737107
Contact Address:
European Space Agency Scientific Program
810 Rue Mario Nikis F-75015
City: Paris
Country: France
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ARTZNER et al : THE LPSP experiment on OSO-8, part I, instrumentation,
description of operations, laboratory calibration and prelaunch performances
(1977) Space Sci. Instr. 3, 131
BONNET et al : THE LPSP experiment on OSO-8, part II, in flight performances
and preliminary results (1978) Astrophys. J. 221, 1032.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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