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Coherent Optical System Of Modular Imaging Collectors (COSMIC): An Approach For A Large Aperture High Angular Resolution Telescope In Space
Author(s): B Davis; G Hunt; D Korsch; M Nein
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Paper Abstract

Very high angular resolution can be achieved in UV/optical astronomy through interfero meters in space. A concept analysis of COSMIC, which may be placed into orbit by the Space Shuttle in the late 19901s, is discussed. The photon-collecting area is three times larger than that of Space Telescope (ST), and exceeds its resolution by approximately on order of magnitude. Several alternative configurations are presented to scope the extent of design approaches which may be achievable within the transportation capability of the Space Shuttle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0440, Synthetic Aperture Systems I, (2 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937567
Show Author Affiliations
B Davis, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
G Hunt, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
D Korsch, Korsch Optics (United States)
M Nein, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0440:
Synthetic Aperture Systems I
Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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