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Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design
Author(s): A. Pál; L. Mészáros
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Paper Abstract

In order to provide a continuous, multi-color time-domain surveying of the brightest regime of the naked-eye optical sky, we designed the Mosaic Array of Numerous Ultrasmall Lens (MANUL). This device is a palm-sized “astronomical observatory,” featuring optics, filters and all necessary electronics (including a TCP/IP-based downlink), all are mounted on 2-inch printed circuit boards. Based on these units, a modular and mosaic arrangement of CMOS imaging sensors with an effective resolution of 1’/pixel can be built. Here we introduce the main design concepts, the early prototyping and the results of the preliminary photometric quality analysis of this initiative.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990859 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233653
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A. Pál, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
L. Mészáros, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
Eötvös Loránd Univ. (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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