10 August 2010 Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia Observatory
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Abstract
The Star Formation Camera (SFC) is a wide-field (~19'×~15', >280 arcmin2), high-resolution (18 mas pixels) UV/optical dichroic camera designed for the Theia 4-m space-borne space telescope concept. SFC will deliver diffraction-limited images at λ > 300 nm in both a blue (190-517nm) and a red (517-1075nm) channel simultaneously. The goal is to conduct a comprehensive and systematic study of the astrophysical processes and environments relevant for the births and life cycles of stars and their planetary systems, and to investigate the range of environments, feedback mechanisms, and other factors that most affect the outcome of star and planet formation.
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Paul A. Scowen, Paul A. Scowen, Rolf H. Jansen, Rolf H. Jansen, Matthew N. Beasley, Matthew N. Beasley, Daniella Calzetti, Daniella Calzetti, Steve Desch, Steve Desch, Alex W. Fullerton, Alex W. Fullerton, John S. Gallagher, John S. Gallagher, P. Douglas Lisman, P. Douglas Lisman, Steven A. Macenka, Steven A. Macenka, Sangeeta Malhotra, Sangeeta Malhotra, Mark J. McCaughrean, Mark J. McCaughrean, Shouleh Nikzad, Shouleh Nikzad, Robert W. O'Connell, Robert W. O'Connell, Sally Oey, Sally Oey, Deborah L. Padgett, Deborah L. Padgett, James E. Rhoads, James E. Rhoads, Aki Roberge, Aki Roberge, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Stuart B. Shaklan, Stuart B. Shaklan, Nathan Smith, Nathan Smith, Daniel Stern, Daniel Stern, Jason Tumlinson, Jason Tumlinson, Rogier A. Windhorst, Rogier A. Windhorst, Robert A. Woodruff, Robert A. Woodruff, } "Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77314Y (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857475; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857475
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