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Optical performance of the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR)
Author(s): James H. Crocker; Holland C. Ford; George F. Hartig; Robert Ian Jedrzejewski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the initial on-orbit performance of the corrective optics space telescope axial replacement or COSTAR. At this time the FOC and FOS channels are aligned and the data analyzed. The GHRS is aligned and initial results are presented. The installation and checkout of the COSTAR into the HST was flawless. The optical performance should enable the science lost to spherical aberration of the HST's primary mirror to be fully recovered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176803
Show Author Affiliations
James H. Crocker, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Holland C. Ford, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert Ian Jedrzejewski, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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