A&A 411, 313-319 (2003)
Studying the diffuse ultraviolet background radiation with tomographyR. C. Henry
Center for Astrophysical Sciences, Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
(Received 24 March 2003 / Accepted 12 August 2003 )
Observation of faint diffuse ultraviolet background radiation is a delicate undertaking, given the brightness of the ultraviolet stars against which discrimination is essential. I demonstrate that the technique of tomography is unsuited to this particular task.
Key words: techniques: spectroscopic -- instrumentation: spectrographs -- ultraviolet: general
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