FIREBALL: The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results

Bruno Milliard, D. Christopher Martin, David Schiminovich, Jean Evrard, Matt Matuszewski, Shahinur Rahman, Sarah E Tuttle, Ryan McLean, Jean Michel Deharveng, Frederi Mirc, Robert Grange, Robert Chave

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    Abstract

    FIREBALL (the Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon) is a balloon-borne 1m telescope coupled to an ultraviolet fiber-fed spectrograph. FIREBALL is designed to study the faint and diffuse emission of the intergalactic medium, until now detected primarily in absorption. FIREBALL is a path finding mission to test new technology and make new constraints on the temperature and density of this gas. We report on the first successful science flight of FIREBALL, in June 2009, which proved every aspect of the complex instrument performance, and provided the strongest measurements and constraints on IGM emission available from any instrument.

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
    Volume7732
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 19 2010
    EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Jun 28 2010Jul 2 2010

    Other

    OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period6/28/107/2/10

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    Keywords

    • Instrumentation
    • Integral field spectroscopy
    • Ultraviolet

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Milliard, B., Martin, D. C., Schiminovich, D., Evrard, J., Matuszewski, M., Rahman, S., ... Chave, R. (2010). FIREBALL: The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (Vol. 7732). [773205] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857850

    FIREBALL : The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results. / Milliard, Bruno; Martin, D. Christopher; Schiminovich, David; Evrard, Jean; Matuszewski, Matt; Rahman, Shahinur; Tuttle, Sarah E; McLean, Ryan; Deharveng, Jean Michel; Mirc, Frederi; Grange, Robert; Chave, Robert.

    Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Vol. 7732 2010. 773205.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Milliard, B, Martin, DC, Schiminovich, D, Evrard, J, Matuszewski, M, Rahman, S, Tuttle, SE, McLean, R, Deharveng, JM, Mirc, F, Grange, R & Chave, R 2010, FIREBALL: The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results. in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. vol. 7732, 773205, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, San Diego, CA, United States, 6/28/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857850
    Milliard B, Martin DC, Schiminovich D, Evrard J, Matuszewski M, Rahman S et al. FIREBALL: The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Vol. 7732. 2010. 773205 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857850
    Milliard, Bruno ; Martin, D. Christopher ; Schiminovich, David ; Evrard, Jean ; Matuszewski, Matt ; Rahman, Shahinur ; Tuttle, Sarah E ; McLean, Ryan ; Deharveng, Jean Michel ; Mirc, Frederi ; Grange, Robert ; Chave, Robert. / FIREBALL : The Faint Intergalactic medium Redshifted Emission Balloon - Overview and 1st science flight results. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Vol. 7732 2010.
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