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Session 84 - Dwarf Galaxies.
Oral session, Wednesday, January 15
Harbour B,

[84.04] UVISI Observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud

R. C. Henry, J. Murthy, M. Allen, J. Daniels, A. R. Dring (JHU), L. J. Paxton (APL), E. F. Tedesco (Mission Research Corporation), S. D. Price (Phillips Laboratory)

We have observed the Small Magellanic Cloud and many other celestial objects using the UVISI instruments aboard the MSX spacecraft, which was successfully launched on 1996 April 24. The capablilities of MSX for astronomy have been described by Price (1995), and by Price et al. (1996). The UVISI instruments include two wide-field (13.1 \deg \times 10.5 \deg) ultraviolet imagers, two wide-field visible imagers, two narrow-field (1.28 \deg \times 1.59 \deg) ultraviolet imagers, two narrow-field visible imagers, and five imaging spectrometers covering the spectral range 130 to 900 nm. The visible imagers were not used in observing the Small Magellanic Cloud. Comparison of the narrow-field ultraviolet image (180 to 300 nm) with visible images shows the ultraviolet light to be much more concentrated, and centered on known OB associations and regions of star formation.

Price, S. D. 1995, Space Sci. Rev., 74, 81

Price, S. D. et al.,\/ 1996, IAU Symposium No. 179, Baltimore

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