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Optical System Design Study For The University Of Texas 300-Inch Telescope
Author(s): Aden B. Meinel; Marjorie P. Meinel
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Paper Abstract

A design definition study has been made of the image properties of the Nasmyth and prime foci for an f/2.0 primary mirror. Spherical and aspheric corrector subsystems have been examined with the goal of 0.5 arcsec images over a field of 30 arcmin and with final f-ratios from f/1.5 to f/14. Departure of the Ritchey-Chretien hyperbolic primary to a larger conic constant yields a remarkably good field at the prime focus with the addition of two aspheric reflectors as the field corrector. Intercomparison has been made of a number of alternates for performance and practicality aspects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0332, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I, (4 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933518
Show Author Affiliations
Aden B. Meinel, University of Arizona (United States)
Marjorie P. Meinel, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0332:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I
Lawrence D. Barr; Geoffrey Burbidge, Editor(s)

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