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10 August 2010 Update and image quality error budget for the LSST camera optical design
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) uses a novel, three-mirror, modified Paul-Baker design, with an 8.4-meter primary mirror, a 3.4-m secondary, and a 5.0-m tertiary feeding a refractive camera design with 3 lenses (0.69-1.55m) and a set of broadband filters/corrector lenses. Performance is excellent over a 9.6 square degree field and ultraviolet to near infrared wavelengths. We describe the image quality error budget analysis methodology which includes effects from optical and optomechanical considerations such as index inhomogeneity, fabrication and null-testing error, temperature gradients, gravity, pressure, stress, birefringence, and vibration.
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Brian J. Bauman, Gordon Bowden, John Ku, Martin Nordby, Scot Olivier, Vincent Riot, Andrew Rasmussen, Lynn Seppala, Hong Xiao, Nadine Nurita, David Gilmore, and Steven Kahn "Update and image quality error budget for the LSST camera optical design", Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77332W (10 August 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857682
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