Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory

Paul Scowen, Rolf H. Jansen, Matthew N. Beasley, Daniella Calzetti, Steven Desch, Alex W. Fullerton, John S. Gallagher, P. Douglas Lisman, Steven A. Macenka, Sangeeta Malhotra, Mark J. McCaughrean, Shouleh Nikzad, Robert W. O'Connell, Sally Oey, Deborah L. Padgett, James E. Rhoads, Aki Roberge, Oswald H W Siegmund, Stuart B. Shaklan, Nathan SmithDaniel Stern, Jason Tumlinson, Rogier Windhorst, Robert A. Woodruff

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Abstract

The Star Formation Camera (SFC) is a wide-field (~19'×15', >280 arcmin2), high-resolution (18 mas pixels) UV/optical dichroic camera designed for the Theia 4-m space-borne space telescope concept. SFC will deliver diffraction-limited images at λ > 300 nm in both a blue (190-517nm) and a red (517-1075nm) channel simultaneously. The goal is to conduct a comprehensive and systematic study of the astrophysical processes and environments relevant for the births and life cycles of stars and their planetary systems, and to investigate the range of environments, feedback mechanisms, and other factors that most affect the outcome of star and planet formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7731
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

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OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

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Keywords

  • Anastigmat
  • CCD
  • Dichroic
  • Filters
  • Large format focal planes
  • NUV
  • Optical
  • Silicon
  • Space-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Scowen, P., Jansen, R. H., Beasley, M. N., Calzetti, D., Desch, S., Fullerton, A. W., ... Woodruff, R. A. (2010). Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7731). [77314Y] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857475

Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. / Scowen, Paul; Jansen, Rolf H.; Beasley, Matthew N.; Calzetti, Daniella; Desch, Steven; Fullerton, Alex W.; Gallagher, John S.; Lisman, P. Douglas; Macenka, Steven A.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; McCaughrean, Mark J.; Nikzad, Shouleh; O'Connell, Robert W.; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Deborah L.; Rhoads, James E.; Roberge, Aki; Siegmund, Oswald H W; Shaklan, Stuart B.; Smith, Nathan; Stern, Daniel; Tumlinson, Jason; Windhorst, Rogier; Woodruff, Robert A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731 2010. 77314Y.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Scowen, P, Jansen, RH, Beasley, MN, Calzetti, D, Desch, S, Fullerton, AW, Gallagher, JS, Lisman, PD, Macenka, SA, Malhotra, S, McCaughrean, MJ, Nikzad, S, O'Connell, RW, Oey, S, Padgett, DL, Rhoads, JE, Roberge, A, Siegmund, OHW, Shaklan, SB, Smith, N, Stern, D, Tumlinson, J, Windhorst, R & Woodruff, RA 2010, Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7731, 77314Y, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, San Diego, CA, United States, 6/27/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857475
Scowen P, Jansen RH, Beasley MN, Calzetti D, Desch S, Fullerton AW et al. Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731. 2010. 77314Y https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857475
Scowen, Paul ; Jansen, Rolf H. ; Beasley, Matthew N. ; Calzetti, Daniella ; Desch, Steven ; Fullerton, Alex W. ; Gallagher, John S. ; Lisman, P. Douglas ; Macenka, Steven A. ; Malhotra, Sangeeta ; McCaughrean, Mark J. ; Nikzad, Shouleh ; O'Connell, Robert W. ; Oey, Sally ; Padgett, Deborah L. ; Rhoads, James E. ; Roberge, Aki ; Siegmund, Oswald H W ; Shaklan, Stuart B. ; Smith, Nathan ; Stern, Daniel ; Tumlinson, Jason ; Windhorst, Rogier ; Woodruff, Robert A. / Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731 2010.
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