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Wolter-Schwarzschild solar telescope coronal diagnostic spectrometer (CDS) flight model: manufacturing and assembly
Author(s): Michael Schmidt; Udo Dinger; T. Petasch; Friedrich Trebstein
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Paper Abstract

The Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) is one of the key instruments of the ESA cornerstone mission SOHO, scheduled for launch in 1995. It is designed to study the solar corona in the EUV. After successful completion of an engineering model in 1991 the flight model fabrication was started end of 1992. In August 1993 the optical alignment of the CDS flight mirror (FM) module was completed. The paper reports about the fabrication and achieved quality of the primary and secondary mirrors as well as the alignment of the mirror system. The predicted optical quality (half energy width) of the whole telescope is HEW <EQ 3 arcsecs for spatial wavelength >= 10 mm and <EQ 6 arcsec for (lambda) >= 3 mm (2).

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2210, Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188098
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Michael Schmidt, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Udo Dinger, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
T. Petasch, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Friedrich Trebstein, Carl Zeiss (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2210:
Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics
Thierry M. Dewandre; Joachim J. Schulte-in-den-Baeumen; Emmanuel Sein, Editor(s)

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