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Low-cost innovative telescope
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Paper Abstract

A University/Industry/Air Force Laboratory collaboration has developed an inexpensive but innovative telescope for interferometry. It incorporates low weight mirrors, low profile tip/tilt secondary, and accelerometer based jitter control. It is built to incorporate higher order adaptive optics. A design team has striven to emphasize a low cost medium tech approach to reduce costs coupled with sturdy precision engineering. The telescopes will be sited in New Mexico and used for Academic and Defense needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.469810
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey Foster Friedman, Univ of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
Jeffrey T. Baker, Baker Adaptive Optics (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jim Payne, JW Industries (United States)
Raymond A. Desmarais Jr., Stabilite Cellular Optics (United States)
Galen Gisler, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape (United States)
Ty Martinez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4838:
Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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