Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory

Paul A. Scowen, Rolf H. Jansen, Matthew N. Beasley, Daniella Calzetti, Steve Desch, Alex W. Fullerton, John S. Gallagher, P. Douglas Lisman, Steven A. Macenka, Sangeeta Malhotra, Mark J. McCaughrean, Shouleh Nikzad, Robert W. O'Connell, Sally Oey, Deborah L. Padgett, James E. Rhoads, Aki Roberge, Oswald H.W. Siegmund, Stuart B. Shaklan, Nathan SmithDaniel Stern, Jason Tumlinson, Rogier A. Windhorst, Robert A. Woodruff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7731
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

Keywords

  • Anastigmat
  • CCD
  • Dichroic
  • Filters
  • Large format focal planes
  • NUV
  • Optical
  • Silicon
  • Space-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Scowen, P. A., Jansen, R. H., Beasley, M. N., Calzetti, D., Desch, S., Fullerton, A. W., Gallagher, J. S., Lisman, P. D., Macenka, S. A., Malhotra, S., McCaughrean, M. J., Nikzad, S., O'Connell, R. W., Oey, S., Padgett, D. L., Rhoads, J. E., Roberge, A., Siegmund, O. H. W., Shaklan, S. B., ... Woodruff, R. A. (2010). Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia observatory. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave [77314Y] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7731). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857475