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Active optics system for a 3.5-meter structured mirror
Author(s): Larry M. Stepp; Nicolas A. Roddier; David M. Dryden; Myung K. Cho
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Paper Abstract

An active optics system for a 3.5-meter f/1.75 borosilicate honeycomb mirror has been designed and built. The system hardware and software are described, and preliminary test results are presented that demonstrate the structured mirror responds well to the active optics control. Plans for extensive further testing are described. The results of the testing will guide a redesign of the system, before installation of the second-generation system in the WIYN Telescope, to be built on Kitt Peak in Arizona.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48805
Show Author Affiliations
Larry M. Stepp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Nicolas A. Roddier, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
David M. Dryden, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Myung K. Cho, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1542:
Active and Adaptive Optical Systems
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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