Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Flexure mounts for high-performance astronomical lenses
Author(s): Robert Fata; Vladimir Kradinov; Daniel Fabricant
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

We have developed practical, high performance flexure mounts for large astronomical lenses in the Binospec spectrograph. Flexure mounts are an attractive alternative to the widely used elastomeric lens mounts when high axial stiffness is a priority and coupling fluids are incompatible with elastomers. We describe coupling fluid seals for the flexure mounts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62695T (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672634
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Fata, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Vladimir Kradinov, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Daniel Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top