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Compact multi-band visible camera for 1m-class fast telescopes
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Paper Abstract

Most of the small 1m-class telescopes designed for fast tracking of transient object, like GRBs, are equipped with infrared and visible cameras, fed through a dichroic. We studied a new concept for a fast and compact multi-band visible camera, using successive dichroics, to cover simultaneously many visible bands (U,B,V,R, and I), sampled with one more CCD detectors. This extended spectral coverage will help to observe transient faint objects. To keep envelope size, weight and overall cost at a reasonable level, a trade-off has been carried out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701450 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789200
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Alberto Riva, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Paolo Spanò, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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