High spectral resolution line profiles and images of comet Halley

F. L. Roesler, F. Scherb, K. Magee, J. Harlander, R. J. Reynolds, R. V. Yelle, A. L. Broadfoot, R. J. Oliversen

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High-spectral-resolution line profiles and images of comet Halley were obtained in 1986 at the National Solar Observatory McMath telescope, using a dual-etalon Fabry-Perot spectrometer. The spectrometer was designed to obtain data in four distinct modes: (1) high-resolution (R = 200,000) scanning, (2) high-resolution imaging, (3) moderate resolution (R = 30,000) scanning, and (4) moderate resolution imaging. This paper describes the instrument and some examples of data obtained in the high-resolution scanning mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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