18 December 2000 Feasibility study of a camera for the UV Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) on the International Space Station
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We present a feasibility study of a wide field UV imaging camera for the UV Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) under study by the Italian Space Agency as possible payload externally attached on an Express Pallet to the International Space Station. The camera will operate in the range 950 - 2700 angstrom, it will have a 1 square degree field of view with an expected angular resolution of about 3' at best. Two layouts are considered: the first is a camera based on the use of transmittance filters to select the bandpass of interest while the second one is based on the use of multilayers mirrors to define the bandpasses of the filters. In both options the detectors used will be intensified CCDs with an appropriate choice of photocathodes. Finally, we present some simulations to evaluate the performances of the camera.
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Salvatore Scuderi, Salvatore Scuderi, Giovanni Bonanno, Giovanni Bonanno, Santo Catalano, Santo Catalano, Alessandro C. Lanzafame, Alessandro C. Lanzafame, Oberto Citterio, Oberto Citterio, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Michela C. Uslenghi, Michela C. Uslenghi, Roberto Stalio, Roberto Stalio, } "Feasibility study of a camera for the UV Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) on the International Space Station", Proc. SPIE 4139, Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410525; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.410525
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