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Seeing studies on a 1.8-m mirror
Author(s): Lawrence D. Barr; John Fox; Gary A. Poczulp; Claude A. Roddier
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Paper Abstract

Interferograms of the front surface of a zenith-pointing 1.8 m mirror for a range of surface-to-air temperature differences were analyzed using two different methods to show that significant mirror seeing effects do not occur in the range of + or - 0.5 C, and may be acceptably small up to + or - 1 C. Mirror seeing was shown to comply with Kolmolgorov turbulence laws up to limits that are apparently due to the test setup enclosure. Small seeing effects were discernible despite much larger image error sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19220
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence D. Barr, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
John Fox, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Gary A. Poczulp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Claude A. Roddier, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

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

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