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Design of optical systems for large space telescopes
Author(s): Yevgeny R. Malamed; M. N. Sokolsky
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Paper Abstract

On the basis of long-term experience of LOMO PLC in creating large optical systems for ground and space telescopes, with diameter of primary mirror from 1 to 6 meters, the following issues should be considered: principles of constructing optical systems for space telescopes and selecting their optimum design in respect of dimensions/mass and performance criteria; ensuring the fulfillment of image quality requirements in the process of manufacturing optical systems for controlling ground telescope elements in operating conditions; providing automatic adjustment of telescope secondary mirror, automatic focusing, interferometric control of image quality by means of stellar interferometer with radial shift and internal control with Gartman's test. Description of space telescope equipped with primary mirror of diameter 1.5 m, manufactured in LOMO PLC, is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2536, Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218445
Show Author Affiliations
Yevgeny R. Malamed, LOMO plc (Russia)
M. N. Sokolsky, LOMO plc (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2536:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing
Victor J. Doherty; H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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