Expected Scientific Performance of the Three Spectrometers on the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer

J. V. Vallerga, P. Jelinsky, P. W. Vedder, R. F. Malina
1990 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractThe expected in-orbit performance of the three spectrometers included on the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) astronomical satellite is presented. Recent calibrations of the gratings, mirrors and detectors using monochromatic and continuum EUV light sources allow the calculation of the spectral resolution and throughput of the instrument. An effective area range of 0.2 to 2.8 cm2is achieved over the wavelength range 70-600Å with a peak spectral resolution λ/Δλ (FWHM) of ~ 360
more » ... a spacecraft pointing knowledge of 10 arc seconds (FWHM). For a 40,000 sec observation, the average 3σ sensitivity to a monochromatic line source is 3 × 103photons cm-2sec-1. Simulated observations of known classes of EUV sources such as hot white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables are also presented.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100012549 fatcat:lwj467zk75cujmqrg2bldg3lai