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SkyMapper Filter Set: Design and Fabrication of Large Scale Optical Filters

Bessell, Michael; Bloxham, Gabe; Schmidt, Brian; Keller, Stefan; Tisserand, Patrick; Francis, Paul


The SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey will be conducted from Siding Spring Observatory with u, v, g, r, i and z filters that comprise glued glass combination filters of dimension 309x309x15 mm. In this paper we discuss the rationale for our bandpasses and physical characteristics of the filter set. The u, v, g and z filters are entirely glass filters which provide highly uniform band passes across the complete filter aperture. The i filter uses glass with a short-wave pass coating, and the r...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-06-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
DOI: 10.1086/660849


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