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Throughput of commercial photographic camera lenses for use in astronomical systems
Author(s): D. Q. Nagasawa; N. Mondrik; J. L. Marshall; D. L. DePoy; L. Schmidt; B. Hill; L. Turner; J. P. Rheault
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Paper Abstract

We present measurements of the spectral response function of commercially-available Nikon 35mm photographic camera lenses for use in astronomical instrumentation. Our motivation for this work stems from the fact that several astronomical imaging systems have been deployed or proposed using this type of commercial lens. We have performed measurements of the relative and absolute spectral response function of five commercially-available photographic lenses. These measurements show that these lenses generally have >50% throughput across the entire optical window of 400nm < λ < 800nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085C (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233723
Show Author Affiliations
D. Q. Nagasawa, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
N. Mondrik, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Harvard Univ. (United States)
J. L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
L. Schmidt, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
B. Hill, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
L. Turner, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. P. Rheault, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


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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