Tubes, Collimator, Uhuru

Tubes, Collimator, Uhuru

     

These aluminum tubes act as a set of collimators to restrict the field of view of a proportional counter that is one of the flight spares from the SAS-1/Uhuru satellite. The Uhuru satellite, launched in 1970, was the first earth-orbiting spacecraft dedicated exclusively to X-ray astronomy.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory transferred this counter to NASM in 2002.

Transferred from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Science & Engineering, Incorporated
Uniform Tube Company

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D (Tubes): 14 x 1 x 1cm (5 1/2 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)
3-D (Plastic Box): 17.8 x 7.6 x 3.8cm (7 x 3 x 1 1/2 in.)

These aluminum tubes act as a set of collimators to restrict the field of view of a proportional counter that is one of the flight spares from the SAS-1/Uhuru satellite. The Uhuru satellite, launched in 1970, was the first earth-orbiting spacecraft dedicated exclusively to X-ray astronomy.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory transferred this counter to NASM in 2002.

Transferred from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Science & Engineering, Incorporated
Uniform Tube Company

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D (Tubes): 14 x 1 x 1cm (5 1/2 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)
3-D (Plastic Box): 17.8 x 7.6 x 3.8cm (7 x 3 x 1 1/2 in.)

ID: A20020296000