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On-orbit alignment of the FOC channel of COSTAR
Author(s): Robert Ian Jedrzejewski; George F. Hartig; Peter Jakobsen; James H. Crocker; Holland C. Ford
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Paper Abstract

The alignment of the faint object camera channel of the corrective optics space telescope axial replacement (COSTAR) is described and compared to the alignment plan that had been devised some months before. Images showing the appearance of the point-spread function during the course of the alignment process are presented, and the ultimate imaging performance detailed. A science image of a rich star field shows off the performance improvement over the uncorrected telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176805
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Ian Jedrzejewski, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Peter Jakobsen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
James H. Crocker, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Holland C. Ford, 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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