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Seeing And The Design And Location Of A 15 Meter Telescope
Author(s): N. J. Woolf
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Paper Abstract

Site seeing at good locations has rο (5000 Å) ≈15 cm, and the 5 percentile seeing is about three times better. There are seeing effects at particular locations, but no known geographic trends. The dominant observatory problem is mirror seeing, and ventilated honeycomb mirrors are the current best solution. The detailed effects of phasing precision are discussed. It is assumed that adaptive optics can control separate 2m sized portions of the entrance pupil. Finally the efficiency of use of a telescope is estimated as a function of the image size produced by misfigure, misfocus, misalignment and local seeing etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0332, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I, (4 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933520
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N. J. Woolf, 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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