1 January 2008 MONS space telescope, part 2: analysis of very high stray-light rejection
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We develop new visualization and diagnostics techniques for the analysis of the mechanical causes of second-order scattered light, applying these to the stray-light analysis of the MONS space telescope, whose scientific aim is the measurement of low-amplitude photometric oscillations in stars. The telescope is designed to detect amplitudes of 1 part per million, requiring a high stray-light rejection factor, and is thus an ideal subject for this work. The analysis involved determining stray-light cases and then using an innovative approach to efficient high-order ray tracing to produce detailed predictions of the stray-light flux distributions. In addition to demonstrating the utility of the approaches developed here, the results of the analysis show that the MONS space telescope design meets the stray-light rejection requirements.
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Christopher R. Boshuizen, Christopher R. Boshuizen, Tim R. Bedding, Tim R. Bedding, Murray Leigh Pfitzner, Murray Leigh Pfitzner, Mark G. Grimminck, Mark G. Grimminck, Hans Kjeldsen, Hans Kjeldsen, A. G. Monger, A. G. Monger, "MONS space telescope, part 2: analysis of very high stray-light rejection," Optical Engineering 47(1), 013001 (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2831662 . Submission:


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