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Lunar liquid-mirror telescopes
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Paper Abstract

The advantages of using a liquid mirror in a lunar telescope are summarized. Interferometric measurements of a 1.5-m diameter liquid mirror are presented which show that liquid mirrors can have the very high optical quality required of a lunar telescope. Some of the liquid metals that could be used are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46727
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Ermanno F. Borra, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Robert Content, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1494:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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