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Design of the optical/UV telescope in the x-ray multimirror (XMM) optical monitor
Author(s): Andrea Novi; Demetrio Labate; Elio Antonello; Mark S. Cropper; Richard G. Bingham
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Paper Abstract

The XMM Optical Monitor (XMM/OM) is a co-aligned telescope devoted to make observations of the X-ray sources both in the UV, visible and near-IR spectral bands, simultaneously with the X-ray instrument on the X-ray Multi-Mirror (XMM) satellite. The OM telescope is a Ritchey-Chretien with 300 mm clear aperture, for real time identification of sources up to magnitude mv equals 24. In the design of the telescope, particular care was paid in the selection of the optomechanical architecture and in the thermal and structural analysis, since the adopted optical scheme requires high stability of the structure. The paper highlights the major critical aspects and the criteria followed in the trade-off and design phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185269
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Novi, Officine Galileo (Italy)
Demetrio Labate, Officine Galileo (Italy)
Elio Antonello, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Mark S. Cropper, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Richard G. Bingham, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2209:
Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy
Guy Cerutti-Maori; Philippe Roussel, Editor(s)

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