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A preliminary optical design for the JANUS camera of ESA's space mission JUICE
Author(s): D. Greggio; D. Magrin; R. Ragazzoni; M. Munari; G. Cremonese; M. Bergomi; M. Dima; J. Farinato; L. Marafatto; V. Viotto; S. Debei; V. Della Corte; P. Palumbo; H. Hoffmann; R. Jaumann; H. Michaelis; N. Schmitz; P. Schipani; L. Lara
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Paper Abstract

The JANUS (Jovis, Amorum ac Natorum Undique Scrutator) will be the on board camera of the ESA JUICE satellite dedicated to the study of Jupiter and its moons, in particular Ganymede and Europa. This optical channel will provide surface maps with plate scale of 15 microrad/pixel with both narrow and broad band filters in the spectral range between 0.35 and 1.05 micrometers over a Field of View 1.72 × 1.29 degrees2. The current optical design is based on TMA design, with on-axis pupil and off-axis field of view. The optical stop is located at the secondary mirror providing an effective collecting area of 7854 mm2 (100 mm entrance pupil diameter) and allowing a simple internal baffling for first order straylight rejection. The nominal optical performances are almost limited by the diffraction and assure a nominal MTF better than 63% all over the whole Field of View. We describe here the optical design of the camera adopted as baseline together with the trade-off that has led us to this solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914343 (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056375
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D. Greggio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
D. Magrin, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
R. Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
M. Munari, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
G. Cremonese, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
M. Bergomi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
M. Dima, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
J. Farinato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
L. Marafatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
V. Viotto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
S. Debei, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
V. Della Corte, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)
P. Palumbo, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)
H. Hoffmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
R. Jaumann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
H. Michaelis, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
N. Schmitz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
P. Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
L. Lara, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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