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Telescopic system with a rotating objective element
Author(s): Goce Chadzitaskos; J. Tolar
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Paper Abstract

The angular resolution is the ability of a telescope to render detail: the higher the resolution the finer is the detail. It is, together with the aperture, the most important characteristic of telescopes. We propose a new construction of telescopes with improved ratio of angular resolution and area of the primary optical element (mirror or lense). For this purpose we use the rotation of the primary optical element with one dominating dimension. The length of the dominating dimension of the primary optical element determines the angular resolution. During the rotation a sequence of images is stored in a computer and the images of observed objects can be reconstructed using a relatively simple software. The angular resolution is determined by the maximal length of the primary optical element of the system. This construction of telescopic systems allows to construct telescopes of high resolution with lower weight and fraction of usual costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554600
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Goce Chadzitaskos, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
J. Tolar, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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