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Strategies for prime focus instrumentation in off-axis Gregorian systems
Author(s): Roy Coulter; Jeff R. Kuhn; Haosheng Lin
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Paper Abstract

A new generation of off-axis telescopes has been proposed to address a number of high dynamic range problems in astrophysics. These systems present unusual problems and opportunities for the instrument designer. We will discuss some of the issues that must be resolved when placing instrumentation at the prime focus. The heat stop and occulter systems for the SOLARC off-axis coronagraph will be used to illustrate strategies for solar telescope applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460297
Show Author Affiliations
Roy Coulter, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Jeff R. Kuhn, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Haosheng Lin, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4853:
Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Stephen L. Keil; Sergey V. Avakyan, Editor(s)

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