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Alternative aperture stop position designs for SIRTF
Author(s): Paul Kenneth Davis; Ann St. Clair Dinger
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Paper Abstract

Three designs of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) for a 100,000 high earth orbit are considered with particular attention given to the evaluation of the aperture stop position. The choice of aperture stop position will be based on stray light considerations which are being studied concurrently. It is noted that there are advantages in cost, mass, and astronomical aperture to placing the aperture stop at or near the primary mirror, if the stray light circumstances allow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23033
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Kenneth Davis, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Ann St. Clair Dinger, Sterling Software, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1340:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV
Ramsey K. Melugin; Gerald R. Pruitt, Editor(s)

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