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Optical design of the UV telescope for TAUVEX
Author(s): Aharon Nir; Dov Freiman
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Paper Abstract

TAUVEX (Tel-Aviv Ultra Violet Explorer) is a telescope for the far UV spectral region. It will record images of the UV radiation from stars and other celestial sources from an orbiting satellite. The optical system consists of three identical and independent telescopes. The objectives of the system are based on a Ritchey-Chretien (RC) model with a field lens group to enlarge the field of view (FOV). These telescopes have been designed for the spectral region of 140 nm - 280 nm, and each has a spectral filter wheel to select a narrow spectral bandwidth. The use of different spectral bands for each telescope enables a multi spectral image to be recorded. This paper reviews the key optical design and fabrication points. The different available objective types for this program are described and analyzed to clarify the reasons for choosing the Ritchey-Chretien model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1971, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151016
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Aharon Nir, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Dov Freiman, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1971:
8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing

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