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Feasibility study of a camera for the UV Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) on the International Space Station
Author(s): Salvatore Scuderi; Giovanni Bonanno; Santo Catalano; Alessandro C. Lanzafame; Oberto Citterio; Paolo Conconi; Giovanni Pareschi; Michela C. Uslenghi; Roberto Stalio
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Paper Abstract

We present a feasibility study of a wide field UV imaging camera for the UV Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) under study by the Italian Space Agency as possible payload externally attached on an Express Pallet to the International Space Station. The camera will operate in the range 950 - 2700 angstrom, it will have a 1 square degree field of view with an expected angular resolution of about 3' at best. Two layouts are considered: the first is a camera based on the use of transmittance filters to select the bandpass of interest while the second one is based on the use of multilayers mirrors to define the bandpasses of the filters. In both options the detectors used will be intensified CCDs with an appropriate choice of photocathodes. Finally, we present some simulations to evaluate the performances of the camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4139, Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410525
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Salvatore Scuderi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Giovanni Bonanno, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Santo Catalano, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Alessandro C. Lanzafame, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giovanni Pareschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Michela C. Uslenghi, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Roberto Stalio, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy) and Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4139:
Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions
Silvano Fineschi; Clarence M. Korendyke; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Bruce E. Woodgate, Editor(s)

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