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Imaging camera of spectrum-UV: a status report
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Paper Abstract

The status of the imaging camera for the spectrum UV space telescope (a 170 cm UV telescope to be built by the space agencies of Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia and Ukraina) is briefly reported. The concept of this camera is to have a double focal length choice on the same detector. This is accomplished via a single flat mirror for the low-resolution (F/10), wide-field channel and by an optical relay located in the filter wheel for the long focal length (F/100), high resolution channel. The detailed shape and position of the detector and the flat mirror have been fixed on the basis of mechanical and focal plane occupation constraints. In the framework of providing a tool for the simulation and planning of astronomical observations with such a space-facility, the expected average PSF has been computed, using Fourier techniques, at different positions in the field of view and at various wavelength bands. Due to the uncertainty on many parameters of the spectrum UV telescope, care has been taken to ensure the modularity of the adopted procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186610
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Baruffolo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Riccardo U. Claudi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Renato Falomo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Univ. of padova, and Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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