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VIS: the visible imager for Euclid
Author(s): Mark Cropper; S. Pottinger; S. Niemi; R. Azzollini; J. Denniston; M. Szafraniec; S. Awan; Y. Mellier; M. Berthe; J. Martignac; C. Cara; A.-M. Di Giorgio; A. Sciortino; E. Bozzo; L. Genolet; R. Cole; A. Philippon; M. Hailey; T. Hunt; I. Swindells; A. Holland; J. Gow; N. Murray; D. Hall; J. Skottfelt; J. Amiaux; R. Laureijs; G. Racca; J.-C. Salvignol; A. Short; J. Lorenzo Alvarez; T. Kitching; H. Hoekstra; R. Massey; H. Israel
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Paper Abstract

Euclid-VIS is the large format visible imager for the ESA Euclid space mission in their Cosmic Vision program, scheduled for launch in 2020. Together with the near infrared imaging within the NISP instrument, it forms the basis of the weak lensing measurements of Euclid. VIS will image in a single r+i+z band from 550-900 nm over a field of view of ~0.5 deg2. By combining 4 exposures with a total of 2260 sec, VIS will reach to deeper than mAB=24.5 (10σ) for sources with extent ~0.3 arcsec. The image sampling is 0.1 arcsec. VIS will provide deep imaging with a tightly controlled and stable point spread function (PSF) over a wide survey area of 15000 deg2 to measure the cosmic shear from nearly 1.5 billion galaxies to high levels of accuracy, from which the cosmological parameters will be measured. In addition, VIS will also provide a legacy dataset with an unprecedented combination of spatial resolution, depth and area covering most of the extra-Galactic sky. Here we will present the results of the study carried out by the Euclid Consortium during the period up to the Critical Design Review.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99040Q (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234739
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Mark Cropper, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
S. Pottinger, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
S. Niemi, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
R. Azzollini, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
J. Denniston, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
M. Szafraniec, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
S. Awan, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Y. Mellier, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
M. Berthe, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
J. Martignac, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
C. Cara, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
A.-M. Di Giorgio, Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
A. Sciortino, CGS S.p.A. (Italy)
E. Bozzo, ISDC Data Ctr. for Astrophysics (Switzerland)
L. Genolet, ISDC Data Ctr. for Astrophysics (Switzerland)
R. Cole, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
A. Philippon, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
M. Hailey, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
T. Hunt, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
I. Swindells, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
A. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Gow, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
N. Murray, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. Hall, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Skottfelt, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Amiaux, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
R. Laureijs, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
G. Racca, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
J.-C. Salvignol, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
A. Short, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
J. Lorenzo Alvarez, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
T. Kitching, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
H. Hoekstra, Leiden Observatory. Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
R. Massey, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
H. Israel, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ludwig-Maximilians Univ. (Germany)


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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