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TAUVEX---UV observations from geosynchronous orbit

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dc.contributor.author Murthy, J
dc.contributor.author Safonova, M
dc.contributor.author Mohan, Rekhesh
dc.contributor.author Gopakumar, P
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-04T16:01:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-04T16:01:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.citation Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 175 - 185 en
dc.identifier.issn 0304-9523
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2248/4706
dc.description.abstract The T Observatory consists of three identical co-aligned telescopes operating in several bands in the 1200-3500, rmAA bandpass from geostationary orbit. The major science objectives of T are (a) searches for QSOs and AGNs based on their UV properties, (b) surface photometry of galaxies in the UV, (c) studies of stars and nebulae within the Galaxy, (d) the nature of the UV background, and (d) studies of variable sources in the UV domain. The Principal Investigators and T Science Team have created a coherent observing programme to address several key science objectives that will constitute the Core Science Programme projects. Along with this project, which will contribute up to 85% of observing time, the Science and Core Group teams have identified a small number of more modest programmes to pursue. We present a description of the T mission, including details of the instrument design and its estimated performance, assess the status of the mission development and describe in brief the main research categories. Additional information on the T programme and development can be obtained on the World Wide Web at http://tauvex.iiap.res.in. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Astronomical Society of India en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ncra.tifr.res.in/~basi/07June/Abstracts/351752007.htm en
dc.rights © Astronomical Society of India en
dc.subject space vehicles en
dc.subject instruments – ultraviolet en
dc.subject general – surveys en
dc.title TAUVEX---UV observations from geosynchronous orbit en
dc.type Article en

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