19 January 2018 Customized broadband Sloan-filters for the JST/T250 and JAST/T80 telescopes: measurement summary
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The Centro de Estudios de Fisica del Cosmos de Aragon will conduct a photometric sky survey with two new telescopes recently set up on the Javalambre mountain in Spain: the JST/T250 is a 2.55-m telescope with a plate scale of 22.67 a r c sec / mm and a 3-deg-diameter field of view (FoV) and the auxiliary telescope JAST/T80 with a 82-cm primary mirror and an FoV of 2 deg diameter. A multiple CCD (9k-by-9k array size, 10 - μ m pixel size) mosaic camera is used in combination with filter trays or filter wheels, each containing a multitude of filters in dimensions of 101.7 × 96.5    mm or 106.8 × 106.8    mm . For this project, Schott manufactured 56 specially designed narrow band steep-edged bandpass interference filters and five broadband Sloan-filters which were completed only recently. We report here on the results of the broadband Sloan-filters with transmission bands of 324 to 400 nm (Sloan-u), 400 to 550 nm (Sloan-g), 550 to 700 nm (Sloan-r), 695 to 850 nm (Sloan-i), and 830 to 1200 nm (Sloan-z). The filters are composed of Schott filterglasses and clearglass substrates coated with interference filters and represent an improvement of broadband Sloan filters commonly used in astronomy. In spite of the absorptive elements, the filters show maximum possible transmissions achieved by magnetron sputtered filter coatings. In addition, the blocking of the filters is better than OD5 (transmission < 10 to 5 ) in the range 250 to 1050 nm which was achieved by combining up to three substrates. A high image quality required a low transmitted wavefront error ( < λ / 8 locally, respectively < λ / 2 globally). We report on the spectral and interferometric
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Ulf Brauneck, Ruediger Sprengard, Sébastien Bourquin, Antonio Marín-Franch, "Customized broadband Sloan-filters for the JST/T250 and JAST/T80 telescopes: measurement summary," Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 4(1), 015002 (19 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.4.1.015002 . Submission: Received: 30 August 2017; Accepted: 18 December 2017
Received: 30 August 2017; Accepted: 18 December 2017; Published: 19 January 2018

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