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Active optics for large telescopes
Author(s): Lothar Noethe
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Paper Abstract

The task of correcting wavefront aberrations in large telescopes is split nowadays between active and adaptive optics. This paper defines the requirements for an active optics system and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different types of primary mirrors from the point of view of active optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1992
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 178024 (15 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.142875
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Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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