ultraviolet telescope

ultraviolet telescope

[¦əl·trə′vī·lət ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
An assemblage of mirrors, with special coatings imparting high ultraviolet reflectivity, which forms magnified ultraviolet images of objects in the same manner as an optical telescope forms images in visible light.
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The Institute said that Russian astronomic satellite "Mikhailo Lomonosov", launched to the Earth's orbit in 2016, has registered light "explosions", whose physical nature has not been explained so far, in the planet's atmosphere using an ultraviolet telescope. "With the help of the telescope, we have obtained even more important results than we expected.
Add small sounding rockets to the list of paparazzi chasing the comet; NASA fired up one from New Mexico on Wednesday with an ultraviolet telescope that reached 172 miles (277 kilometers) high before descending by parachute.
The 7-foot (2.1-meter)-long Iris, weighing 400 pounds (180 kilograms), carries an ultraviolet telescope that can take high-resolution images every few seconds.
IRIS carries an ultraviolet telescope that feeds a multi-channel imageing spectrograph.
To find the young galaxies, Heckman, Chris Martin of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and their colleagues used the 0.5-meter ultraviolet telescope on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite, which was launched in 2003.
Astronomers using an ultraviolet telescope on the GALEX spacecraft have spotted many young star clusters in intergalactic space not far from M81 (left) and M82 in Ursa Major.
The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT), part of the Astro 2 Observatory that flew aboard the space shuttle last March (SN: 3/4/95, p.133), recorded a series of such gaps in the spectrum of the quasar HS1700+64, which lies about 10 billion light-years from Earth.
Feldman of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, an investigator with the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) on the Astro 2 Observatory, learned of Io's eruption soon after Astro's launch (SN: 3/4/95, p.133).
Swift is the fourth NASA medium-class Explorer (MIDEX) mission, following the IMAGE magnetospheric observatory, the FUSE ultraviolet telescope, and the WMAP cosmology probe; each continues to operate successfully in space.
The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) on Astro 2 should provide a highly accurate probe of the stuff between galaxies, report Wei Zheng and HUT team leader Arthur F.
Since the research satellite ROSAT began surveying the heavens in July 1990, its ultraviolet telescope, known as the Wide-Field Camera, has spotted some 1,000 sources of extreme-ultraviolet radiation.
The gallery's volume contains much Space Age memorabilia as well: a backup primary mirror for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and two actual flight instruments from its initial suite of detectors, equipment that rode to the edge of space in scientific ballooning missions, the hefty Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, which flew twice aboard the Space Shuttle, and many others.