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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 2263–2278

Slewing Mirror Telescope optics for the early observation of UV/optical photons from Gamma-Ray Bursts

S. Jeong, J. W. Nam, K. B. Ahn, I. H. Park, S. W. Kim, J. Lee, H. Lim, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Chen, M. H. Cho, J. N. Choi, B. Grossan, M. A. Huang, A. Jung, J. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, Y. W. Kim, E. V. Linder, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, M. I. Panasyuk, J. Ripa, V. Reglero, G. F. Smoot, J. E. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, and I. Yashin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 2263-2278 (2013)

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We report on design, manufacture, and testing of a Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT), the first of its kind and a part of Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory-pathfinder (UFFO-p) for space-based prompt measurement of early UV/optical light curves from Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). Using a fast slewing mirror of 150 mm diameter mounted on a 2 axis gimbal stage, SMT can deliver the images of GRB optical counterparts to the intensified CCD detector within 1.5~1.8 s over ± 35 degrees in the slewing field of view. Its Ritchey-Chrétien telescope of 100 mm diameter provides a 17 × 17 arcmin2 instantaneous field of view. Technical details of design, construction, the laboratory performance tests in space environments for this unique SMT are described in conjunction with the plan for in-orbit operation onboard the Lomonosov satellite in 2013.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2013
Published: January 23, 2013

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S. Jeong, J. W. Nam, K. B. Ahn, I. H. Park, S. W. Kim, J. Lee, H. Lim, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Chen, M. H. Cho, J. N. Choi, B. Grossan, M. A. Huang, A. Jung, J. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, Y. W. Kim, E. V. Linder, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, M. I. Panasyuk, J. Ripa, V. Reglero, G. F. Smoot, J. E. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, and I. Yashin, "Slewing Mirror Telescope optics for the early observation of UV/optical photons from Gamma-Ray Bursts," Opt. Express 21, 2263-2278 (2013)

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