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Design of a cell for the wide-field corrector for the converted MMT
Author(s): Robert G. Fata; Daniel G. Fabricant
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Paper Abstract

We describe an approach for mounting the approximately 0.8 m diameter optical elements in a refractive corrector for the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT). The optical elements are mounted on discrete pads of RTV rubber to an Invar/carbon steel cell. Following the conversion of the MMT to use a single 6.5 m primary mirror, the corrector will provide up to a 1 degree(s) diameter field-of-view for multi-object spectroscopy with optical fibers or for wide- field imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1998, Optomechanical Design, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156628
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Robert G. Fata, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Daniel G. Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1998:
Optomechanical Design
Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder; Victor L. Genberg, Editor(s)

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