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Hypatia: a 4m active space telescope concept and capabilities

Paper Abstract

While ambitious plans are being developed for giant, segmented telescopes in space, we feel that a large monolithic mirror telescope would have several advantages in the near term. In particular, the risk involved in deploying the optics will be significantly reduced, and the telescope can provide excellent image quality without the need for precise segment alignment and phasing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 1056235 (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296233
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Nicholas Devaney, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
A. Goncharov, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
M. Goy, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
C. Reinlein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
N. Lange, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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