Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope Module

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Original 36-inch reflecting telescope that flew on the Shuttle twice as part of the ASTRO mission. It employs a medium dispersion spectrometer at a modified prime focus. It was designed to observe faint celestial objects in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum. On the first mission in December 1990 the instrument observed over 75 astronomical sources including active galactic nuclei, quasars, variable stars and supernova remnants.

Created:

03/06/2017

Photographer:

Eric Long

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NASM2017-10011

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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