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GHRS Instrument Science Report 084

GHRS Instrument Science Report No. 84

"Implementation of a Background Count Rate Model for the GHRS"

M. D. De La Pena, D. R. Soderblom

May 22, 1997

Abstract

This document describes the implementation and usage of a background
count rate model for the GHRS detectors.The model uses geomagnetic
longitude and latitude to predict the background count rate at the time
of observation. The calculation uses a mean relation determined for the
FOS, scaled appropriately for Sides 1 and 2 of the GHRS.