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Prime focus corrector for the Lowell 4-m telescope
Author(s): Daniel R. Blanco; Gordon Pentland; Craig H. Smith; Ted Dunham; Robert L. Millis
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Paper Abstract

We describe a multi-element refractive corrector for the prime focus of the proposed Lowell four-meter telescope. The design provides sub-half arcsecond images over a two-degree field of view, with a flat image surface and images that are confocal across a broad wavelength band covering the U to I spectral range. Initial studies cover the feasibility of fabrication and explore the possibility of a simple atmospheric dispersion corrector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4842, Specialized Optical Developments in Astronomy, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458091
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel R. Blanco, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Gordon Pentland, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Craig H. Smith, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ted Dunham, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Robert L. Millis, Lowell Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4842:
Specialized Optical Developments in Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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