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VIS: the visible imager for Euclid
Author(s): Mark Cropper; S. Pottinger; R. Azzollini; M. Szafraniec; S. Awan; Y. Mellier; M. Berthé; J. Martignac; C. Cara; A.-M. Di Giorgio; A. Sciortino; E. Bozzo; L. Genolet; 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; E. Galli; G. Willis; H. Hu; G.-P. Candini; J. Boucher; A. Al Bahlawan; R. Chaudery; C. de Lacy; A. Pendem; S. Smit; J.-P. Dubois; B. Horeau; M. Carty; J. Fontignie; E. Doumayrou; C. Larcheveque; M. Castelli; R. Cole; S. Niemi; J. Denniston; R. Massey; R. Kohley; P. Ferrando; L. Conversi
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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 2021. 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 (10s) 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 beginning of the Flight Model programme

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Date Published: 12 July 2018
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 1069828 (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315372
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Mark Cropper, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. Pottinger, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. Azzollini, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. Szafraniec, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. Awan, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Y. Mellier, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
M. Berthé, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
J. Martignac, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
C. Cara, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
A.-M. Di Giorgio, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
A. Sciortino, OHB Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
E. Bozzo, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
L. Genolet, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
A. Philippon, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
M. Hailey, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
T. Hunt, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
I. Swindells, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
A. Holland, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging (United Kingdom)
J. Gow, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging (United Kingdom)
Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
N. Murray, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging (United Kingdom)
D. Hall, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging (United Kingdom)
J. Skottfelt, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging (United Kingdom)
J. Amiaux, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
R. Laureijs, European Space Agency / ESTEC (Netherlands)
G. Racca, European Space Agency / ESTEC (Netherlands)
J.-C. Salvignol, European Space Agency / ESTEC (Netherlands)
A. Short, European Space Agency / ESTEC (Netherlands)
J. Lorenzo Alvarez, European Space Agency / ESTEC (Netherlands)
T. Kitching, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
H. Hoekstra, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
E. Galli, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
G. Willis, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
H. Hu, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
G.-P. Candini, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Boucher, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. Al Bahlawan, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. Chaudery, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
C. de Lacy, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. Pendem, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. Smit, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
J.-P. Dubois, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
B. Horeau, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
M. Carty, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
J. Fontignie, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
E. Doumayrou, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
C. Larcheveque, APCO Technologies (Switzerland)
M. Castelli, APCO Technologies (Switzerland)
R. Cole, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. Niemi, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Denniston, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. Massey, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Kohley, European Space Agency/ESAC (Spain)
P. Ferrando, Service d’Astrophysique, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
L. Conversi, European Space Agency/ESAC (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10698:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Makenzie Lystrup; Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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