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Preliminary optical design for Plures and Rosetta
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Paper Abstract

Some preliminary optical designs for three wide field cameras are briefly reported for the space missions Plures and Rosetta. Plures is a proposal to the European Space Agency (ESA) for a wide field telescope able to detect Supernova explosions with a time resolution of the order of a fraction of a minute. After the Supernova detection the telescope should switch to a narrow, single-object mode in order to probe the event in a photometric and spectroscopic mode. Plures should continuously monitor the Virgo cluster with a field of view of the order of 100 squared degrees. Rosetta is a cornerstone mission of ESA for the approaching of a cometary body, after the fly-by with two asteroids. In the approach phase Rosetta should orbit around the comet. Two cameras will map and probe the surface of the comet nucleus. For the three optics all-reflective unobstructed solutions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186611
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Ragazzoni, Univ. di Padova and Telescopio Nationale Galileo (Italy)
Giampiero Naletto, Univ. di Padova (Italy)
M. Turatto, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Enrico Marchetti, Telescopio Nationale Galileo (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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