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Optical Design Of The Viking Lander Camera
Author(s): William J. Davis
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Paper Abstract

The optical system in the camera on the Viking Lander is described. A pair of these cameras on each of two landers have operated on Mars since July 20 and September 3 of 1976. The optical system consists of a F/5.6 three-element lens, a scanning mirror, an external window, and a detector assembly. The lens has a performance that gives 89% modulation at an image frequency of 0.08° per cycle.

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Date Published: 10 August 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look, (10 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955400
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William J. Davis, Itek Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0103:
Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look
Stanley Refermat, Editor(s)

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