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Chimera: a high-speed three-color photometer for space surveillance and astronomy
Author(s): Harrison Krantz; Eric C. Pearce; Louis Avner; Olivier Durney; Corwynn Sauve
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Paper Abstract

High-speed optical photometry is characterizing man made satellites and space debris in Earth orbit. Commercially available Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) imagers and cameras are driving a renaissance in this field, with several new instruments under development. The Steward Observatory Chimera Photometer provides simultaneous three-color photometry in the Sloan r’, i’, and z’ bands over a wide field of view. The design is optimized for the Steward Observatory Kuiper 1.58 m Telescope, although other telescopes can be supported with the exchange of the wide-field collimator. In this paper, the design and first light performance of the instrument is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107024R (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312142
Show Author Affiliations
Harrison Krantz, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eric C. Pearce, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Louis Avner, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Olivier Durney, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Corwynn Sauve, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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