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Hartmann test data reduction
Author(s): Earl T. Pearson
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Paper Abstract

It is presently noted that the availability of CCD cameras, in conjunction with state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, render Hartmann testing in optical shops a viable alternative to, or checking procedure for, other types of tests. An evaluation is made of data reduction methods for this test. While the reduction of data-fitting to derivatives of Zernike polynomials filters out high-frequency surface information, and runs the risk of yielding incorrect coefficients, it may be able to find special-purpose applications. The least-square integration of a surface is reliable, but time-consuming in the case of large data sets. Subaperture Hartmann results can be assembled to obtain the entire surface; rastering can double the high spatial frequency spatial information of the surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19232
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Earl T. Pearson, 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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