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ultraviolet astronomy

(UV astronomy)
(astronomy observation and analysis of UV)

Ultraviolet astronomy is the branch of astronomy dealing with the observation and analysis ultraviolet (UV) from astronomical sources (ultraviolet sources or UV sources), which include OB stars, white dwarves, supernova remnants, galaxy clusters, and active galactic nuclei. The Sun's corona is also a source. Optical telescopes commonly are capable of observing the longer-wavelength portion of the UV spectrum, and the shorter-wavelength portion is often observed/analyzed along with soft X-rays (XEUV). Most of the ultraviolet spectrum is not in an atmospheric window and UV telescopes are generally space-based. Among them:


(science,astronomy,ultraviolet)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_astronomy
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/U/Ultraviolet

Referenced by pages:
observational astronomy

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