WUPPE Atlas of UV Polarimetric & Spectral Data
The Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) was a pioneering effort
to explore polarization and photometry in the
ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. WUPPE was one
of three UV telescopes on the ASTRO payload which flew aboard the
NASA Space Shuttle during
a 9 day mission in December 1990 and a 16 day mission in March 1995. During both missions
WUPPE obtained medium resolution linear spectropolarimetry of a variety of astronomical objects,
including distant stars to study the interstellar medium, hot stars, stars with circumstellar
material, interacting binaries, novae, solar system objects and active galaxies. During
WUPPE made 98 observations of 75 targets. 33 observations resulted in useable polarimetric
data (as well as spectroscopy); an additional 41 pointings provided UV spectra only.
WUPPE made a total of 369 observations of 254 targets. 150 pointings resulted in some
polarization result (31 of which were contaminated by scattered light >2100A). 47
pointings gave spectra only (18 of these pointings have some scattered light contamination).
Polarimetric (& Spectrum) Results (121 Objects,183 observations)
Spectrum Only Results (65 Objects, 77 observations)
The WUPPE Atlas web site is still under construction.
Quicklook Atlas Plots of WUPPE and Optical Polarimetry (1400A-11000A)
(click on each plot or caption for a larger plot)
WUPPE Home page
(updated Sept 17, 2001)