FCU for WSO
|Figure 1: Preliminary conceptual design of the WSO Field Camera Unit.|
The World Space
Observatory for Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) is an international
collaboration led by Russia to build an UV (100-310 nm) mission with
capabilities which are presently, in the near and long term future,
unavailable to the world-wide astronomical community.
The mission consists of a 1.7m telescope able to perform:
The Field Camera Unit (FCU)
is the main Italian contribution to
WSO/UV. The FCU consists of three imaging channels: FUV: 115-190 nm,
0.2 arcsec/px, 6.6x6.6 arcmin2 NUV: 150-280 nm, 0.03 arcsec/px, 1x1
arcmin2 UVO: 200-700 nm, 0.07 arcsec/px, 4.7x4.7 arcmin2 The Italian
contribution to WSO-UV is funded by the Italian Space Agency. The
activity for Phase A/B1 are supported under contract ASI/INAF
OAPD contributes to the project on helping the development of the optical design of the three camera channels, on-board calibration unit and filters definition. Moreover, OAPD contributes to the FCU Science Team.