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IDL fabricating technique: further developments for the liquid and replicated mirrors of very large ground-based and space telescopes
Author(s): Viktor P. Vasylyev
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Paper Abstract

Results of advanced experiments in centrifugal molding of the mercury parabolic mirrors and convex replicable matrix are presented and discussed. The stationary ground-based installation was erected following the IDL fabrication technique and put into action. A number of important technical peculiarities of the installation are described along with some theoretical background for its dynamics. The experiments done prove well the IDL-technique prospects in building zenith telescopes employing liquid paraboloids as working mirrors beyond 10-m in diameters, as well as thin superlightweight replicated mirrors intended for the NGST- like projects.

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Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319313
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Viktor P. Vasylyev, Solar-Environmental Research Ctr. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3352:
Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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