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LSST camera optics
Author(s): Scot S. Olivier; Lynn Seppala; Kirk Gilmore; Layton Hale; Wayne Whistler
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Paper Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a unique, three-mirror, modified Paul-Baker design with an 8.4m primary, a 3.4m secondary, and a 5.0m tertiary feeding a camera system that includes corrector optics to produce a 3.5 degree field of view with excellent image quality (<0.3 arcsecond 80% encircled diffracted energy) over the entire field from blue to near infra-red wavelengths. We describe the design of the LSST camera optics, consisting of three refractive lenses with diameters of 1.6m, 1.0m and 0.7m, along with a set of interchangeable, broad-band, interference filters with diameters of 0.75m. We also describe current plans for fabricating, coating, mounting and testing these lenses and filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62730Y (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673235
Show Author Affiliations
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lynn Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kirk Gilmore, Stanford Linear Accelerator Ctr. (United States)
Layton Hale, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Wayne Whistler, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6273:
Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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