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Modeling the segmented primary for a 10-meter-class telescope
Author(s): Vineeth Valsan; S. Sriram; Annu Jacob; J. P. Lancelot; G. C. Anupama
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Paper Abstract

The primary mirror for a 10 meter class telescope will be made of many individual segments rather than a monolithic mirror, because of the ease with which the segments can be made, transported and replaced. An f1 primary mirror with an RoC of 20 meter is modeled using Zemax. The theoretical evaluation of the basic properties of the individual segments such as dimensions, orientation and location, has been carried out. The dimensions of each segment is different because the primary mirror is curved and aspheric. These parameters are further optimised with respect to the image spot size and also to minimise the narrow, uniform gap between the segments. The results of this optimisation is discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9654, International Conference on Optics and Photonics 2015, 96540C (15 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181743
Show Author Affiliations
Vineeth Valsan, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
S. Sriram, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Annu Jacob, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
J. P. Lancelot, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
G. C. Anupama, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9654:
International Conference on Optics and Photonics 2015
Kallol Bhattacharya, Editor(s)

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