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Optical Engineering

MONS space telescope, part 1: optical design analysis
Author(s): Christopher Boshuizen; Murray Leigh Pfitzner; Mark G. Grimminck; Tim R. Bedding; Hans Kjeldsen; A. G. Monger
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Paper Abstract

MONS (Measuring Oscillations in Nearby Stars) is a 320-mm-aperture telescope designed as the primary payload of the proposed Danish Small Satellite Program's Rømer mission. If launched, MONS would observe the oscillations in about 20 stars by means of highly sensitive photometric measurements of the relative blue and red signal levels, enabling new insights into the structure and evolution of solar-type stars. We describe the key aspects of the telescope design and analysis of the optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(1) 013001 doi: 10.1117/1.2148910
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher Boshuizen, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Murray Leigh Pfitzner, Auspace Ltd. (Australia)
Mark G. Grimminck, Auspace Ltd. (Australia)
Tim R. Bedding, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Hans Kjeldsen, Aarhus Univ. (Denmark)
A. G. Monger, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


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