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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




  •  Imaging


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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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