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Optical design of PANORAMIX-II, the OMM wide-field VIS-NIR camera
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present the optical design of the optical train of Panoramix-II, a wide-field VIS-NIR camera to be installed at the cassegrain focus of OMM (Observatoire du Mont Megnantic, Quebec, Canada). This camera is optimized for g (0.41-0.55), r (0.556-0.689), i (0.693-0.867) and z (0.851-0.95) operating region and used a 2kX4k EEV detector. The sky will be imaged onto the focal plane at an optical speed of F/2.35 yielding an image scale of 0.75 arcsecond per 13.5 μm pixel. The design image quality is 0.75 arcsecond 50% diffraction encircled energy over the central 27 arcmin field and no images worse than 0.85 arcsecond over the 55 arcminute diameter camera field. The optical design distortion at the corners is less than 0.08%. The Panoramix-II camera have a set of filters is used at the internal pupil. The image of the pupil is sufficiently sharp to limit the filter size. We discuss the principle characteristics of the imager, the specifications, the optical design, the performances, a ghost study and finally a tolerance anlaysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552936
Show Author Affiliations
Simon Thibault, INO (Canada)
Michel Doucet, INO (Canada)
Laurent Drissen, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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