Accession Number:

ADA051304

Title:

S201 Catalog of Far-Ultraviolet Objects.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1978-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

A catalog of star images was compiled from images obtained by an NRL Far-Ultraviolet CameraSpectrograph Experiment S201 operated from 21 to 33 April 1972 on the lunar surface during the Apollo-16 mission. These images were scanned on a microdensitometer, and the output recorded on magnetic tapes. A set of seven computer programs were written to process these recorded outputs in order to compile the catalog. The catalog is divided into 11 parts, covering ten fields in the sky the Sagittarius field being covered by two parts, and each part is headed by a constellation name and the field center coordinates. The errors in position of the detected images are less than about 3 arc-min. Correlations are given with star numbers in the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory catalog. Values are given of the peak density and the density volume a product of the number of pixels in the image and the density units above background in each pixel. The text includes a discussion of the photometry, corrections thereto due to threshold and saturation effects, and its comparison with theoretical expectation, stellar model atmospheres, and a generalized far-ultraviolet interstellar extinction law. The S201 catalog is also available on a single reel of seven-track magnetic tape. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE