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Novel mirror mount design: TRACE primary mirror
Author(s): Peter Cheimets; Jay A. Bookbinder; William R. Davis; Leon Golub
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Paper Abstract

Orbiting x-ray and XUV observatories are pushing the achievable image resolution and with it, the requirements on mounted mirror performance. The transitional region and coronal explorer (TRACE) observatory uses a center mounted primary mirror that must maintain its orientation in roll as well as pitch and way. A conformable bedding was used to support the mirror against the expected launch loads in a re-assembled mount, without inducing unacceptable mirror distortion. The novel mirror mount design is discussed, and its resulting performance described. This paper outlines the TRACE primary mirror assembly design. The evolution of the design from the Space Weather and Terrestrial Hazards assembly to the TRACE baseline design is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3445, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, (10 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330320
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Cheimets, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Jay A. Bookbinder, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
William R. Davis, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Leon Golub, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3445:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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