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Optical design for a new off-axis 1.7-m solar telescope (NST) at Big Bear
Author(s): Leonid V. Didkovsky; Jeff R. Kuhn; Philip R. Goode
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Paper Abstract

An optical design for a modern off-axis 1.6 m clear aperture solar telescope - the NST (New Solar Telescope) is presented. The NST will replace the 65 cm vacuum telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO)in 2006. A high-order Adaptive optics (AO) system will deliver light to the current and planned complement of BBSO instrumentation. The NST will fully utilize the optical and dynamical range advantages of its unobstructed (off-axis) pupil.

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Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.518671
Show Author Affiliations
Leonid V. Didkovsky, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeff R. Kuhn, Univ. of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Philip R. Goode, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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