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Flat field for LAMOST
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Paper Abstract

Large sky area multi-object spectroscopic telescope(LAMOST) is a reflecting schmidt telescope, the unique telescope structure make it compatible with both large sky area and large aperture. While the vignetting effect of the telescope is not the same everywhere, the flat field is quite different from the common flat field which use a lamp projecting to a fixed white screen. We describe the Schmidt reflector(MA) cover solution of the LAMOST flat field, simulation shows the variation across the field of view is less than 2 percent. The material of flat field screen is carefully chosen to have both high reflectivity and diffusion. We also describe the material test for the LAMOST flat field screen. Flat field lamp should have high color temperature to raise the sinal in the shorter wavelength. The possible solution for the flat field lamp is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701443 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787394
Show Author Affiliations
Haotong Zhang, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Zhongrui Bai, National Astronomical Observatories (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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