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Manufacture of the first primary mirror blank for the Very Large Telescope (VLT)
Author(s): Rudolf W. Mueller; Hartmut W. Hoeness; Hans F. Morian; Horst Loch
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Paper Abstract

The spin casting technique has proved successful in the production of several raw blanks of the 8-m category. After the solution of start-up problems several castings could be successfully cooled down to room temperature. The quality inspections showed that the high requirements set for the inner quality of ZERODUR are completely fulfilled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176186
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Rudolf W. Mueller, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Hartmut W. Hoeness, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Hans F. Morian, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Horst Loch, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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