Telescope and focal plane instrumentation for the ORION MIDEX mission

Matthew Beasley, Jon Morse, Paul Scowen

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Abstract

To fulfill the National Aeronautic and Space Administration's some of the goals of the Origins program, we present the candidate Middle Class Explorer, ORION. ORION will image all the nearby star forming regions at high resolution at several astrophysically relevant emission lines. By imaging the nearby star forming regions ORION will answer profound questions about the origin of stars like the Sun, and therefore the planets that may contain life elsewhere in the universe. To compete with existing instruments, both in space and on the ground, we make use of new technologies and our ability to optimize the design for a single purpose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1586
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5487
Issue numberPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2004
EventOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

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Keywords

  • 350.1260 Astronomical optics
  • 350.1270 Astronomy and astrophysics
  • 350.6090 Space optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Telescope and focal plane instrumentation for the ORION MIDEX mission. / Beasley, Matthew; Morse, Jon; Scowen, Paul.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5487, No. PART 3, 20.12.2004, p. 1581-1586.

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