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Performance of the four 8.2-m ZERODUR mirror blanks for the ESO/VLT
Author(s): Hans F. Morian; Reiner H. Mauch; Rudolf W. Mueller; Hartmut W. Hoeness
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Paper Abstract

We describe the project management procedure applied to the manufacture of 8.2 m Zerodur blanks. Such a complex, challenging task needs detailed organization from planning via implementation to realization. Some examples of inspection and handling procedures are presented in detail. The excellent performance of all four 8.2 m Zerodur blanks is demonstrated with some characteristic properties like geometrical dimensions, internal quality and coefficient of thermal expansion. The delivery of the fourth blank in 1996 represents the culmination of a decade long development and production project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269064
Show Author Affiliations
Hans F. Morian, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Reiner H. Mauch, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Rudolf W. Mueller, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Hartmut W. Hoeness, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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