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6 July 2006 LSST camera optics
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a unique, three-mirror, modified Paul-Baker design with an 8.4m primary, a 3.4m secondary, and a 5.0m tertiary feeding a camera system that includes corrector optics to produce a 3.5 degree field of view with excellent image quality (<0.3 arcsecond 80% encircled diffracted energy) over the entire field from blue to near infra-red wavelengths. We describe the design of the LSST camera optics, consisting of three refractive lenses with diameters of 1.6m, 1.0m and 0.7m, along with a set of interchangeable, broad-band, interference filters with diameters of 0.75m. We also describe current plans for fabricating, coating, mounting and testing these lenses and filters.
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Scot S. Olivier, Lynn Seppala, Kirk Gilmore, Layton Hale, and Wayne Whistler "LSST camera optics", Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62730Y (6 July 2006);


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