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Very wide field, very fast telescope
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Paper Abstract

A 1.3 meter aperture Cassegrain telescope with a very wide flat field has been completed and is now producing images. The field of view is a stunning 1.7 degrees while the focal ratio is a very fast F/4. The telescope is located at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station in Arizona, USA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391539
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Frank M. Melsheimer, DFM Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Malcolm J. MacFarlane, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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