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Conic constant trade-off study in Cassegrain-type telescopes with a field corrector
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Paper Abstract

The fabrication and optical performance of a Cassegrain type telescope that employs a field corrector depends on the conic constant of the primary mirror. The design of the field corrector calls for different choices on mirror asphericity which imply a departure from the nominal Cassegrain or Ritchey-Chrétien solutions. This departure may not be acceptable given that the telescope would not operate properly without the field corrector. In this paper we present a study of the variation of mirror conic constant and field corrector choice of some existing telescopes. We also discuss some trade-offs in the design of a telescope with a field corrector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7787, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIII, 778702 (25 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865608
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Jeong-Yeol Han, Samsung Thales Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Jose Sasian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jesús González, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7787:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIII
G. Groot Gregory; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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