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13 September 1994 Design of the optical/UV telescope in the x-ray multimirror (XMM) optical monitor
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The XMM Optical Monitor (XMM/OM) is a co-aligned telescope devoted to make observations of the X-ray sources both in the UV, visible and near-IR spectral bands, simultaneously with the X-ray instrument on the X-ray Multi-Mirror (XMM) satellite. The OM telescope is a Ritchey-Chretien with 300 mm clear aperture, for real time identification of sources up to magnitude mv equals 24. In the design of the telescope, particular care was paid in the selection of the optomechanical architecture and in the thermal and structural analysis, since the adopted optical scheme requires high stability of the structure. The paper highlights the major critical aspects and the criteria followed in the trade-off and design phases.
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Andrea Novi, Demetrio Labate, Elio Antonello, Mark S. Cropper, and Richard G. Bingham "Design of the optical/UV telescope in the x-ray multimirror (XMM) optical monitor", Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185269
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