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Optical Engineering

The Effects of Out-of-Field Radiation on Earth-Observing Telescopes
Author(s): Philip J. Young
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Paper Abstract

The stray radiation rejection requirements for the Synchron-ous Earth Observation Satellite telescope were determined and compared with estimated stray radiation rejection performance. It was found that normal baffle design practice and A/20 rms surface roughness on the mirrors is adequate to prevent stray light from limiting the telescope measure-ments as long as the sun is 10 degrees, or more, from the edge of the field of view for a baffle tube length to aperture diameter ratio of 6.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1975
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(4) 144305 doi: 10.1117/12.7971837
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 4
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Philip J. Young, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


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