12 July 2008 New Worlds Observer telescope and instrument optical design concepts
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Optical design concepts for the telescope and instrumentation for NASA's New Worlds Observer program are presented. A four-meter multiple channel telescope is discussed, as well as a suite of science instrument concepts. Wide field instrumentation (imager and spectrograph) would be accommodated by a three-mirror-anastigmat telescope design. Planet finding and characterization, and a UV instrument would use a separate channel that is picked off after the first two mirrors (primary and secondary). Guiding concepts are also discussed.
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Joseph M. Howard, Joseph M. Howard, Charlie Noecker, Charlie Noecker, Steve Kendrick, Steve Kendrick, Steve Kilston, Steve Kilston, Bruce Woodgate, Bruce Woodgate, Webster Cash, Webster Cash, } "New Worlds Observer telescope and instrument optical design concepts", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70103X (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790216; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790216
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