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3D-printed optical instrumentation: practical starter designs and initial experiences
Author(s): Iain A. Steele; Helen Jermak; Stuart Bates; Ian Baker
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Paper Abstract

The Liverpool Telescope group have been designing astronomical instruments for the LT and other 2-4m class telescopes for a number of years. This paper covers a variety of issues which need to be addressed in order to benefit from the unique advantages of 3D printing. In particular we discuss our experience of designing, building and testing a simple prototype structure that is analagous to a simple reflecting grating spectrograph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, 107060S (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312063
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Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Helen Jermak, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stuart Bates, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Baker, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10706:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III
Ramón Navarro; Roland Geyl, Editor(s)

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