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DESTINY: the dark energy space telescope
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Paper Abstract

We have proposed the development of a low-cost space telescope, Destiny, as a concept for the NASA/DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission. Destiny is a 1.65m space telescope, featuring a near-infrared (0.85-1.7m) survey camera/spectrometer with a large flat-field Field Of View (FOV). Destiny will probe the properties of dark energy by obtaining a Hubble diagram based on Type Ia supernovae (SN) and a large-scale mass power spectrum derived from weak lensing distortions of field galaxies as a function of redshift.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6687, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III, 66870Q (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735180
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Bert A. Pasquale, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Woodruff, Lockheed Martin Space Systems (United States)
Tod R. Lauer, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Dominic J. Benford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6687:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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