Ultra violet imaging telescope (UVIT) on ASTROSAT

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.924507
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Series titleProceedings of SPIE; Volume 8443
ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, July 1-6, 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISSN0277-786X
ISBN9780819491442
Article number84431N
SubjectAngular resolution; CMOS STAR250; Detector systems; Earth albedo; Field of views; Filter wheel; Multiwavelength; Photon counting; Primary mirrors; Satellite mission; Shift-and-add; Sun-shield; Three channel; UV; Visible band; Detectors; Gamma rays; Space telescopes; Optical telescopes
AbstractThe Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope on ASTROSAT Satellite mission is a suite of Far Ultra Violet (FUV: 130 - 180 nm), Near Ultra Violet (NUV: 200 - 300 nm) and Visible band (VIS: 320-550nm) imagers. ASTROSAT is the multiwavelength mission of ISRO. UVIT will image the sky simultaneously in three channels with a field of view diameter of ̃ 28 arcminutes and an angular resolution < 1.8". Two identical co-Aligned telescopes (T1, T2) of Ritchey-Chretien configuration (Primary mirror of ̃375 mm diameter) collect the celestial radiation and feed the detector systems via a selectable filter on a filter wheel mechanism; gratings are available in the filter wheels of FUV and NUV channels for slitless low-resolution spectroscopy. The photon-counting detector system for each of the 3 channels is generically identical. one of the telescopes images in the FUV channel, while the other images in NUV and VIS channels via a beamsplitter. Images from the VIS channel are principally used for measuring drift, used in construction of images on the ground by shift and add, and to reconstruct absolute aspect of the images. Adequate baffling has been provided for reducing the scattered background from the Sun, earth albedo and other bright objects. The one-Time opening mechanical cover on each telescope also works as a Sun-shield after deployment. We will present the overall (mechanical, optical and electrical) design of the payload. © 2012 SPIE.
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