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Update and image quality error budget for the LSST camera optical design
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Paper Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) uses a novel, three-mirror, modified Paul-Baker design, with an 8.4-meter primary mirror, a 3.4-m secondary, and a 5.0-m tertiary feeding a refractive camera design with 3 lenses (0.69-1.55m) and a set of broadband filters/corrector lenses. Performance is excellent over a 9.6 square degree field and ultraviolet to near infrared wavelengths. We describe the image quality error budget analysis methodology which includes effects from optical and optomechanical considerations such as index inhomogeneity, fabrication and null-testing error, temperature gradients, gravity, pressure, stress, birefringence, and vibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77332W (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857682
Show Author Affiliations
Brian J. Bauman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gordon Bowden, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
John Ku, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Martin Nordby, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Scot Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Vincent Riot, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Andrew Rasmussen, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Lynn Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Hong Xiao, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
Nadine Nurita, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
David Gilmore, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Steven Kahn, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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