9 August 2016 Throughput of commercial photographic camera lenses for use in astronomical systems
Author Affiliations +
We present measurements of the spectral response function of commercially-available Nikon 35mm photographic camera lenses for use in astronomical instrumentation. Our motivation for this work stems from the fact that several astronomical imaging systems have been deployed or proposed using this type of commercial lens. We have performed measurements of the relative and absolute spectral response function of five commercially-available photographic lenses. These measurements show that these lenses generally have >50% throughput across the entire optical window of 400nm < λ < 800nm.
© (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
D. Q. Nagasawa, D. Q. Nagasawa, N. Mondrik, N. Mondrik, J. L. Marshall, J. L. Marshall, D. L. DePoy, D. L. DePoy, L. Schmidt, L. Schmidt, B. Hill, B. Hill, L. Turner, L. Turner, J. P. Rheault, J. P. Rheault, "Throughput of commercial photographic camera lenses for use in astronomical systems", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085C (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233723; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233723


Real Time Revisited
Proceedings of SPIE (December 22 1985)
First light of UT 15-band dichroic-mirror camera
Proceedings of SPIE (July 24 2008)
Imagers for digital still photography
Proceedings of SPIE (April 20 2006)

Back to Top