Mission Overview

Map of Observations

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Wavelength Coverage

mission coverage

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.
 

Active From

Flight 1: December 2 -  December 10, 1990

Flight 2: March 3 - March 17, 1995

Resolution 

~3"

Capabilities

  •  Imaging

Documentation

Search Tools

MAST Portal

Search multiple missions using target names or coordinates.

MAST API

Tools for programmatically querying the MAST Portal

UIT Search Form

UIT Classic web form

Featured Data Products

All Data Products

Photometry Catalogs: Detected point sources with coordinates and aperture photometry.

Calibrated Images: Calibrated images for fields with good astrometry solutions.

Calibrated, Geometrically Corrected Images: Calibrated images with geometrical corrections applied.

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