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Off-Axis Parabola Fabrication At Kitt Peak National Observatory
Author(s): L. D. Barr; P. E. Gillett; K. L. Shu
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Paper Abstract

The stressed mirror polishing method is being used to produce two thin two-meter diameter off-axis parabola mirrors. These mirrors are prototypes for a large segmented mirror telescope and the initial objective is to achieve 0.03 micron (RMS) surface accuracy. The fabrication set-up will be described along with improvement modifications that have proven to be necessary. Polishing results to date will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0444, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II, (3 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937985
Show Author Affiliations
L. D. Barr, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)
P. E. Gillett, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)
K. L. Shu, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0444:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes II
Lawrence D. Barr; Brian Mack, Editor(s)

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