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LSST camera optics design
Author(s): Scot S. Olivier; Vincent J. Riot; David K. Gilmore; Brian Bauman; Steve Pratuch; Lynn Seppala; John Ku; Martin Nordby; Mike Foss; Pierre Antilogus; Nazario Morgado; Benoit Sassolas; Raffaele Flaminio; Christophe Michel
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Paper Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) uses a novel, three-mirror, telescope design feeding a camera system that includes a set of broad-band filters and three refractive corrector lenses to produce a flat field at the focal plane with a wide field of view. Optical design of the camera lenses and filters is integrated in with the optical design of telescope mirrors to optimize performance. We discuss the rationale for the LSST camera optics design, describe the methodology for fabricating, coating, mounting and testing the lenses and filters, and present the results of detailed analyses demonstrating that the camera optics will meet their performance goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84466B (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926710
Show Author Affiliations
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Vincent J. Riot, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David K. Gilmore, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Brian Bauman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steve Pratuch, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lynn Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John Ku, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Martin Nordby, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Mike Foss, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Pierre Antilogus, IN2P3 (France)
Nazario Morgado, Lab. des Matériaux Avancés, IN2P3/CNRS (France)
Benoit Sassolas, Lab. des Matériaux Avancés, IN2P3/CNRS (France)
Raffaele Flaminio, Lab. des Matériaux Avancés, IN2P3/CNRS (France)
Christophe Michel, Lab. des Matériaux Avancés, IN2P3/CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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