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The Australian Space Eye: studying the history of galaxy formation with a CubeSat
Author(s): Anthony Horton; Lee Spitler; Naomi Mathers; Michael Petkovic; Douglas Griffin; Simon Barraclough; Craig Benson; Igor Dimitrijevic; Andrew Lambert; Anthony Previte; John Bowen; Solomon Westerman; Jordi Puig-Suari; Sam Reisenfeld; Jon Lawrence; Ross Zhelem; Matthew Colless; Russell Boyce
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Paper Abstract

The Australian Space Eye is a proposed astronomical telescope based on a 6U CubeSat platform. The Space Eye will exploit the low level of systematic errors achievable with a small space based telescope to enable high accuracy measurements of the optical extragalactic background light and low surface brightness emission around nearby galaxies. This project is also a demonstrator for several technologies with general applicability to astronomical observations from nanosatellites. Space Eye is based around a 90 mm aperture clear aperture all refractive telescope for broadband wide field imaging in the i' and z' bands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041Q (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232467
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony Horton, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Lee Spitler, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Naomi Mathers, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Michael Petkovic, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Douglas Griffin, UNSW Canberra (Australia)
Simon Barraclough, UNSW Canberra (Australia)
Craig Benson, UNSW Canberra (Australia)
Igor Dimitrijevic, UNSW Canberra (Australia)
Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra (Australia)
Anthony Previte, Tyvak Inc. (United States)
John Bowen, Tyvak Inc. (United States)
Solomon Westerman, Tyvak Inc. (United States)
Jordi Puig-Suari, Tyvak Inc. (United States)
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (United States)
Sam Reisenfeld, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Ross Zhelem, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Matthew Colless, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Russell Boyce, UNSW Canberra (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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