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Overview of the HST optical systems performance
Author(s): H. John Wood; Sanford W. Hinkal
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Paper Abstract

Soon after first light, it was discovered that the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) could not be brought to its optimum design focus. In a brief historical review, this paper tells how the spherical aberration was uncovered and quantified by independent review teams throughout the first year of observatory operation.

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Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1996, Optical Alignment, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160407
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H. John Wood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sanford W. Hinkal, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1996:
Optical Alignment
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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