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New Worlds Observer telescope and instrument optical design concepts
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Paper Abstract

Optical design concepts for the telescope and instrumentation for NASA's New Worlds Observer program are presented. A four-meter multiple channel telescope is discussed, as well as a suite of science instrument concepts. Wide field instrumentation (imager and spectrograph) would be accommodated by a three-mirror-anastigmat telescope design. Planet finding and characterization, and a UV instrument would use a separate channel that is picked off after the first two mirrors (primary and secondary). Guiding concepts are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70103X (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790216
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charlie Noecker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Steve Kendrick, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Steve Kilston, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Bruce Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7010:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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