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|Cycle 23 STIS Instrument Handbook|
The E230M grating is used with the NUV-MAMA and provides echelle spectra at a resolving power of 30,000 from 1605 to 3100 Å.A single exposure with this grating covers 800 Å over ~20-40 orders. The interorder separation is ~18 pixels (0.52 arcseconds) at 1650 Å and 62.5 pixels (~1.8 arcseconds) at 3100 Å. The grating must be scanned, with exposures taken at two distinct settings to cover the full spectral range of the grating.
λ/60,000 Figure 13.46: Wavelength Ranges for the E230M Grating SettingsTable 13.13: E230M Throughputs & Sensitivities for a Point Source
Figure 13.47: E230M Point Source (left axis), and Diffuse Source (right axis) Sensitivities. Throughput curve traces the peaks of the blaze function for each order.Point source sensitivity assumes full transmission (zero slit losses). Diffuse source sensitivity assumes a 0.1” wide slit. To convert point source sensitivities to diffuse source sensitivities multiply the point source values by the grating spatial (cross dispersion) plate scale in units of arcseconds per pixel and by the width of the desired slit in units of arcseconds.The top axis displays constant Fλ values corresponding to the STMAG units (V+STMAGλ) on the bottom axis. Recall that STMAG=0 is equivalent to Fλ = 3.63E-9 erg/cm2/s/Å. The curves are labeled with exposure times in seconds.