The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

@article{Green1998TheCO,
  title={The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph},
  author={James C. Green and Cynthia S. Froning and Steven Neil Osterman and Dennis C. Ebbets and Sara H. Heap and C. J. Linsky and Blair. D. Savage and Kenneth Russell Sembach and J. Michael Shull and Oswald H. W. Siegmund and Theodore P. Jr. Snow and J. R. Spencer and S. Alan Stern and John Thomas Stocke and Barry Y. Welsh and St{\'e}phane B{\'e}land and Eric B. Burgh and Charles W. Danforth and Kevin France and Brian A. Keeney and Jason B. McPhate and Steven V. Penton and John Paul Andrews and Kenneth Robert Brownsberger and Jon A. Morse and Erik Wilkinson},
  journal={Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases},
  year={1998}
}
The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) is a moderate-resolution spectrograph with unprecedented sensitivity that was installed into the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in 2009 May, during HST Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125). We present the design philosophy and summarize the key characteristics of the instrument that will be of interest to potential observers. For faint targets, with flux F ? 1.0 ? 10?14?erg?cm?2?s?1 ??1, COS can achieve comparable signal to noise (when compared to Space Telescope… Expand

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