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Paper: The UIT UV-Bright Objects Catalog
Volume: 61, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems III
Page: 227
Authors: Smith, E. P.; Pica, A. J.; Bohlin, R. C.; O'Connell, R. W.; Roberts, M. S.; Smith, A. M.; Stecher, T. P.
Abstract: The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) is a 38cm Ritchey-Chr tien telescope designed for ultraviolet imaging and grating imagery over a 40' diameter field of view. It flew onboard the Space Shuttle in December 1990 as part of the ASTRO-1 payload. The UIT spectral coverage extends from roughly 1300-3000 A via a set of eleven selectable filters. During the first flight of the ASTRO payload the UIT obtained data on 66 different fields. We have used the FOCAS (Valdes 1982) package to scan the deepest exposure ( >=100 sec) subset of these frames and create a database of objects detected in the near--ultraviolet (lambda ~ 2500A ). These data have been cross correlated with other databases to identify known UV bright sources and locate previously uncataloged ones. A total of ~3100 sources are included in this database. These data will be useful for statistical studies of starformation in galaxies and Galactic stellar population.
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