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Cleaning large optics with CO2 snow
Author(s): Richard R. Zito
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Paper Abstract

The theory, methods, requirements, limitations, effectiveness and economics of cleaning large telescope mirrors with carbon dioxide (COJ snowflakes are discussed. The method holds promise as a rapid, easy-to-use technique for routinely maintaining the cleanliness of mirrors between washings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19176
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Richard R. Zito, Richard R. Zito R & D Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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