AstroWeb: Ultraviolet Astronomy

The maintenance of the AstroWeb database of astronomical resources has been discontinued on 10 July 2010; its contents is still available but represents the status of Astroweb at that date.

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ASTRO Observatory (ASTRO-1 and ASTRO-2)
The ASTRO Observatory had three primary instruments: the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT), the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) and the Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE). The first Astro flight was on December 2-11, 1990. The X-ray experiment Broad Band X-Ray Telescope (BBXRT) was also part of the Astro-1 flight. The second flight was on March 2-18, 1995.
http://archive.stsci.edu/astro/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS)
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) will be installed in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during a Space Shuttle mission scheduled in 2000. ACS will increase the discovery efficiency of the HST by a factor of ten. ACS will consist of three electronic cameras and a complement of filters and dispersers that detect light from the ultraviolet at 1200 angstroms to the near infrared at 10,000 angstroms.
http://adcam.pha.jhu.edu/ - Categories: telescope infrared optical space ultraviolet

Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors (ALEXIS)
ALEXIS' X-ray telescopes feature curved mirrors whose multilayer coatings reflect and focus low-energy X-rays or extreme ultraviolet light the way optical telescopes focus visible light. The satellite and payloads were funded by the Department of Energy and built by Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory and the University of California-Space Sciences Lab. The Launch was provided by the Air Force Space Test Program on a Pegasus Booster on April 25, 1993. The mission is entirely controlled from a small groundstation at LANL.
http://alexis-www.lanl.gov/ - Categories: telescope high_energy space ultraviolet

Astronomical Data Center (ADC)
The Astronomical Data Center (ADC), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, is a cooperative effort between the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)/ World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S) and its parent organization, the Space Science Data Operations Office . Currently, the ADC archives hold more than 670 catalogs of astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, radio, and other miscellaneous data for stellar and nonstellar objects. The data were acquired through exchanges with the Centre de Donn'ees Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) , other astronomical data centers throughout the world, and by direct contributions from the international astronomical community.
http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

Atomic Line List
The atomic line list is a compilation of approximately 855,000 allowed, intercombination and forbidden atomic transitions with wavelengths in the range from 0.5 Å to 1000 µm. Its primary intention is to allow the identification of observed atomic absorption or emission features. The list is nearly complete for all ionization stages of all elements up to zinc. Transition probabilities are available for nearly 14% of the lines; they are mostly derived from Opacity Project data.
http://www.pa.uky.edu/~peter/atomic/ - Categories: physics center high_energy infrared optical ultraviolet

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn & Titan (Cassini)
Saturn and Titan will be the destination for the Cassini mission, a project under joint development by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The U.S. portion of the mission is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/ - Categories: planetary center infrared optical particles radio space telescope ultraviolet

INACTIVE LINK ? - 107 --- Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics (CEA / EUVE)
The Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics (CEA) opened in September, 1990. CEA represents the culmination of twenty years of research and student training in the field of EUV astronomy brought to focus by the launch of NASA's research mission, the University of California at Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), on June 7, 1992.
http://www.cea.berkeley.edu/ - Categories: telescope center space ultraviolet

Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive (at STScI)
http://archive.stsci.edu/euve/ - Categories: center ultraviolet

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE French site)
Site of the French team contributing to Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE).
FUSE est un satellite observatoire de la NASA dédié à la spectroscopie haute résolution dans le domaine ultraviolet. Ce programme est realisé en coopération avec l'Agence Spatiale Canadienne et le Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). [in French]
http://www.iap.fr/Fuse/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)
The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer was launched on June 24, 1999; this satellite astronomy project is based at The Johns Hopkins University. [also in French]
http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

GALaxy Evolution EXplorer (GALEX)
A Space Ultraviolet imaging and spectroscopic mission that will map the global history and probe the causes of star formation over the redshift range 0 < z < 2.
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division (EUD)
NASA-GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division conducts and supports astroparticle (gamma-ray and cosmic-ray), X-ray, gravitational-wave, observational cosmology, exoplanet and stellar astrophysics research.
http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Categories: center high_energy infrared planetary space ultraviolet

INACTIVE LINK ? - 94 --- German Interferometer for Multi-channel Photometry and Astrometry (DIVA)
The Deutsches Interferometer fuer Vielkanalphotometrie und Astrometrie (DIVA) is a small astronomy satellite, planned for launch in 2004. It is aimed to measure positions, proper motions and parallaxes, brightness and color of at least 30 million stars.
This amount and the high precision is unreached so far by any predecessor mission. In a sense it is a pathfinder mission for the technology of upcoming cornerstone missions in the ESA Horizon 2000+ and the NASA Origins programmes like GAIA, DARWIN, LISA, SIM etc.
http://www.ari.uni-heidelberg.de/diva/ - Categories: telescope infrared optical space ultraviolet

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
The Hubble Space Telescope is a cooperative program of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to operate a long-lived space-based observatory for the benefit of the international astronomical community. To accomplish this goal and protect the spacecraft against instrument and equipment failures, NASA had always planned on regular servicing missions. Hubble has special grapple fixtures, 76 handholds, and stabilized in all three axes. HST is a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope which was deployed in low-Earth orbit (600 kilometers) by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-31) on 25 April 1990. HST's current complement of science instruments include three cameras, two spectrographs, and fine guidance sensors (primarily used for astrometric observations). Because of HST's location above the Earth's atmosphere, these science instruments can produce high resolution images of astronomical objects. Ground-based telescopes can seldom provide resolution better than 1.0 arc-seconds, except momentarily under the very best observing conditions. HST's resolution is about 10 times better, or 0.1 arc-seconds.
http://www.stsci.edu/hst/ - Categories: telescope infrared optical space ultraviolet

IUE Archive (MAST)
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) performed spectrophotometry at high (0.1-0.3 ┼) and low (6-7 ┼) resolution between 1150 ┼ and 3200 ┼.
Over 104,000 ultraviolet spectra were obtained with IUE between January 26, 1978, and September 30, 1996.
This is part of the Multimission Archive at STScI.
http://archive.stsci.edu/iue/ - Categories: center ultraviolet

INACTIVE LINK ? - 182 --- IUE Newly Extracted Spectra (INES)
This data server provides access to IUE Final Archive data, processed with the INES system. It was developed by the ESA IUE project at VILSPA and is maintained and distributed by ESA and LAEFF, the Principal Centre for INES data. LAEFF is part of the Space Science Division of INTA.
http://ines.laeff.esa.es/ines/ - Categories: center ultraviolet

Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF)
The main IRAF distribution includes a good selection of programs for general image processing and graphics, plus a large number of programs for the reduction and analysis of optical and IR astronomy data (the "NOAO" packages). Other external or layered packages are available for applications such as data acquisition or handling data from other observatories and wavelength regimes such as the Hubble Space Telescope (optical), EUVE (extreme ultra-violet), or ROSAT and AXAF (X-ray). These external packages are distributed separately from the main IRAF distribution but can be easily installed. The IRAF system also includes a complete programming environment for scientific applications, which includes a programmable Command Language scripting facility, the IMFORT Fortran/C programming interface, and the full SPP/VOS programming environment in which the portable IRAF system and all applications are written.
http://iraf.noao.edu/ - Categories: software high_energy infrared optical ultraviolet

INACTIVE LINK ? - 174 --- International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE)
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite was launched on the 26th of January 1978 and transferred into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. The mission ended on September 30, 1996.
http://www.vilspa.esa.es/iue/iue.html - Categories: center space ultraviolet

Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBT)
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is a collaboration between Arizona (25%), Italy (25%, represented by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence), Research Corporation (12.5%), the Ohio State University (12.5%), and Germany (25%, represented by the LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft).
The goal of the LBT project is to construct and exploit a binocular telescope consisting of two 8.4-meter mirrors on a common mount. This telescope will be equivalent in light-gathering power to a single 11.8-meter instrument. Because of its binocular arrangement, the telescope will have a resolving power (ultimate image sharpness) corresponding to a 23-meter telescope.
http://lbto.org/ - Categories: telescope infrared optical ultraviolet

Lausanne - General Catalogue of Photometric Data (GCPD)
The General Catalogue of Photometric Data (GCPD) built at the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Lausanne contains photometric data for about 200000 stars from some 75 different systems, taken from about 3300 papers. The WWW server allows to query the database ad retrieve any data from any photometric system. Searching the references by authors' names and keywords from the titles offers a possibility to retrieve the data from each of the 3300 papers directly.
http://obswww.unige.ch/gcpd/gcpd.html - Categories: center bibliography infrared optical ultraviolet

Libraries of stellar spectra
Libraries of stellar spectra (late-type stars) by Montes et al., Other Libraries of stellar spectra. MK (Morgan-Keenan) Spectral Classification. Other related links.
Maintained by David Montes, Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
http://www.ucm.es/info/Astrof/invest/actividad/spectra.html - Categories: center infrared optical ultraviolet

Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO (MEDOC)
MEDOC (Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO) is designed to meet the needs of European SOHO Investigators who wish to work together on the data analysis and the preparation of joint observations using SOHO instruments and also European solar ground-based Observatories. This European Centre complements the SOHO facilities (Experiment Operations Facility, Experiment Analysis Facility, U.S. SOHO Archive ) located in GSFC (NASA).
http://www.medoc-ias.u-psud.fr/ - Categories: center optical particles solar space ultraviolet

Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST)
The Multimission Archive at STScI is being developed to support a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
http://archive.stsci.edu/mast.html - Categories: center infrared optical ultraviolet

NASA National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)
The primary responsibility of the NSSDC is to further the use of NASA spaceflight mission data. The NSSDC also provides data from some ground-based and non-NASA sources which are considered to be important adjuncts to the NASA space-based data. The Data Center maintains and distributes documentation, indexes and catalogs about the data in its archives, and similar information about important space mission datasets maintained by other institutions. The NSSDC's Astronomy and Astrophysics Home Page offers information about online data and services, including access to a WAIS-searchable index of more than 700 astronomical catalogs; high-level project descriptions for such projects as ASCA, ROSAT, EUVE, HST, and COBE; and links to many other popular astronomy and astrophysics resources.
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles radio ultraviolet

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)
Research tool providing access to a broad range of published extragalactic data. NED is continuously being updated and augmented. It is the systematic merger of major catalogs of extragalactic objects covering all wavelengths, and of object lists appearing in the refereed literature.
NED contains about 800,000 objects, along with names, redshifts, positions, bibliographic references, photometric measurements, and notes. The Web interface of NED started recently serving images of objects at various wavelengths.
http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/ - Categories: center abstracts bibliography high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library (NCSA ADIL)
The purpose of the NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library is to collect fully processed astronomical images in FITS format format and make them available to the research community and the general public via the World Wide Web. The collection contains images from research observatories all over the world and taken at all wavebands.
http://imagelib.ncsa.uiuc.edu/imagelib.html - Categories: library center education high_energy infrared optical pictures radio ultraviolet

OAO-3 (Copernicus) Archive
The Copernicus satellite, otherwise known as the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 3 (OAO-3), obtained high resolution far- (900-1560 Å) and near- (1650-3150 Å) ultraviolet spectra of 551 objects, primarily bright stars, from 1972 to 1981.
This is part of the Multimission Archive at STsCI (MAST).
http://archive.stsci.edu/copernicus/ - Categories: center space ultraviolet

PDS Imaging Node (PDSIMG)
The Imaging Node of the Planetary Data System is the curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present, and future planetary missions. The node provides to the NASA planetary science community the digital image archives, necessary ancillary datasets, software tools, and technical expertise necessary to fully utilize the vast collection of digital planetary imagery.
http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/ - Categories: center education infosys infrared optical pictures planetary software space ultraviolet

PDS Imaging Node's Planetary Image Atlas (PDSIMG Atlas)
The Atlas is designed to be a single interface through which you can search for, display, and download full resolution data for all planetary missions. It will eventually replace individual existing browsers. Until that time, links to the individual browsers are provided from this central location. Current missions included in the Atlas are: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, Magellan, Clementine, Viking, Mars Pathfinder, Voyager, and Galileo.
http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/Atlas/ - Categories: center infrared optical pictures planetary space ultraviolet

POLAR Spacecraft
Exloring through the Solar Cycle. Instruments: Plasma Waves Investigation (PWI), Magnetic Fields Experiment (MFE), Toroidal Imaging Mass-Angle Spectrograph (TIMAS), Electric Fields Investigation (EFI), Thermal Ion Dynamics Experiment (TIDE), Ultraviolet Imager (UVI), Visible Imaging System (VIS), Polar Ionospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment (PIXIE), Charge and Mass Magnetosperic Ion Composition Experiment (CAMMICE), Comprehensive Energetic-Particle Pitch-Angle Distribution - Source/Loss Cone Energetic Particle Spectrometer (CEPPAD/SEPS), Hot Plasma Analyzer (HYDRA).
http://istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/polar/ - Categories: telescope high_energy optical particles space ultraviolet

Padova database of stellar evolutionary tracks and isochrones
http://pleiadi.pd.astro.it/ - Categories: center infrared optical ultraviolet

Planetary Data System (PDS)
The PDS archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science. Its purpose is to ensure the long-term usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research. PDS is continually upgrading and updating its archives, to better serve the needs of its user communities.
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles radio ultraviolet

SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
The SOHO project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP).
SOHO was launched on December 2, 1995. The SOHO spacecraft was built in Europe by an industry team led by Matra, and instruments were provided by European and American scientists.
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/ - Categories: telescope optical particles solar space ultraviolet

Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC)
The SDAC at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center serves current solar ground- and spaced-based imagery, text, figures, maps, and tables of NASA eclipse bulletins, solar flare data from the Compton GRO BATSE experiment and the Yohkoh spacecraft, and science operations planning information for the SOHO Science Working Team.... and more to come.
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/sdac.html - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles pictures solar space ultraviolet

Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS)
The Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS) instrument obtains spatially resolved spectra and spectroheliograms over a wide range of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths characteristic of temperatures between 5x10^4-3x10^7K, providing information about the Sun's corona and upper transition region. Wavelength coverage is 170-450A with spectral resolution near 10000, spatial resolution as good as 5arcsec, and relative photometric accuracy within +/- 20% over most of its range. This page contains links to information about the instrument, a solar EUV line list between 170 and 450 A from the SERTS-89 flight, and a list of SERTS-related publications. Soon to be added is information about upcoming launches. Also included are links to other WWW servers relevant to solar astronomers.
http://serts.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Categories: telescope solar space ultraviolet

Solar UV Atlas from HRTS (HRTS data)
Through the generosity of Dr. Pňl Brekke of the University of Oslo, the High Resolution Spectrograph and Telescope (HRTS) ultraviolet solar atlas is now available on the Web. Click here for more information.
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/uv_atlas/atlas.html - Categories: center pictures software solar space ultraviolet

Solar-Terrestrial Physics Home Page (STP)
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center home page. Includes several various STP disciplines within the Center: geomagnetism, Iononosphere, Solar and Upper Atmosphere, and two satellite programs: GOES and DMSP. DMSP is a two satellite constellation of near-polar orbiting, sun-synchronous satellites monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and solar-terrestrial physics environments. NGDC maintains an archive of all data recorded on DMSP satellites as relayed to NGDC by Air Force Global Weather Central. Data from March 1992 to March 1994, are considered to be experimental. After March 1994, the system should be fully operational.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/stp.html - Categories: center dept high_energy infrared optical particles radio solar space ultraviolet

Southern African Large Telescope Project (SALT)
SALT, a 9-m class southern hemisphere twin of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas, to be built at the Sutherland observing station of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
http://www.salt.ac.za/ - Categories: telescope infrared optical ultraviolet

Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF)
The ST-ECF was established in 1984 jointly by the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory and is located at the ESO headquarters at Garching near Munich. The ST-ECF supports the European astromical community in exploiting the research opportunities provided by the earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The ST-ECF provides detailed technical information about the HST and its science instruments, supports European astronomers in the preparation of HST observing proposals, coordinates the development of computer software tuned to the specific data analysis needs of HST users, operates and maintains an archive of all the scientific data collected by HST, and acts as a European centre for associated meetings and workshops. In all of these duties the ST-ECF staff maintains close contacts with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, which is charged with the scientific operation of the HST observatory.
HST Archive at CADC.
http://www.stecf.org/ - Categories: center infrared optical space ultraviolet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STScI is operated by Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under contract to NASA.
http://www.stsci.edu/ - Categories: dept center infrared library optical software space survey ultraviolet

Standard Objects For Astronomy (SOFA)
Site with links to Standard Object Resources classified according to observing techniques and wavelength domains. Created by Patrice Corporon; now maintained by Shashikiran Ganesh and Anatoly Miroshnichenko. (Indian mirror; US mirror)
http://sofa.sarovar.org/ - Categories: other_astronomy center high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

Swift Gamma Ray Burst Mission
Swift is a three-telescope space observatory (gamma-ray telescope, X-ray telescope, and ultraviolet/optical telescope) for studying gamma ray bursts. Scheduled launch: October 7, 2004.
http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/ - Categories: telescope high_energy optical space ultraviolet

Synthetic Spectra of B Main-Sequence Stars from 3000 - 10000 (Landessternwarte Heidelberg-K÷nigstuhl)
This Web page provides a simple interactive tool for line identification in B stars along the main sequence. The calculation makes use of the atomic line list of Kurucz & Bell (1995). For one of six possible effective temperatures between 10000 and 35000 K and an arbitrary wavelength range between 3000 and 10000 Å a normalized synthetic spectrum is displayed on-line. The output consists of a gif image (~10 kB) or a gzipped postscript file (~30 kB).
http://www.lsw.uni-heidelberg.de/cgi-bin/websynspec.cgi - Categories: center infrared optical ultraviolet

Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE)
TRACE will enable solar physicists to study the connections between fine-scale magnetic fields and the associated plasma structures on the Sun in a quantitative way by observing the photosphere, transition region, and corona.
http://vestige.lmsal.com/TRACE/ - Categories: telescope optical solar ultraviolet

Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT - Archives at STScI MAST)
The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) was one of three ultraviolet telescopes on the ASTRO-1 mission flown on the space shuttle Columbia during 2-10 December 1990. The same three instruments were later flown on the space shuttle Endeavour from 3-17 March 1995, as part of the ASTRO-2 mission. Exposures were obtained on 70-mm photographic film in the 1200-3300 Å range using broadband filters and later digitized using a Perkin-Elmer microdensitometer. Image resolution was 3" over a 40' field of view. Overall, UIT-1 obtained 821 exposures of 66 targets, and UIT-2 obtained 758 images of 193 targets.
http://archive.stsci.edu/uit/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE)
The Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) was a pioneering effort to explore polarization and photometry in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. It was the first and most comprehensive effort to exploit the unique powers of polarimetry at wavelengths not visible on Earth. The instrument was designed and built at the University of Wisconsin Space Astronomy Laboratory in the 1980's. WUPPE flew on two NASA Space Shuttle missions: ASTRO-1 and ASTRO-2.
http://www.sal.wisc.edu/WUPPE/ - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

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