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Optical Engineering

Dialyte-refractor design for self-correcting lateral color
Author(s): Rick Dale Blakley
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Paper Abstract

Unlike traditional refracting telescopes, dialyte and Schupmann-medial refractors manage the correction of chromatic aberration through the use of correcting elements well spaced from their companion, single-element objectives. Dialyte designs leave a large contribution to lateral color, and Schupmann-medial types require the tilting of the mangin corrector to make the focus available, which restricts the field unless at least one toroidal curvature is included. A new dialyte design that combines attributes of both systems results in an all-refractive telescope that offers correction for lateral color and an accessible field unrestricted by tilt-induced astigmatism. The design can also be adapted to correct the secondary spectrum of a traditional achromat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(2) doi: 10.1117/1.1533039
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 2
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Rick Dale Blakley, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)


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