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Co-Phasing And Co-Aligning The Multiple Mirror Telescope
Author(s): C. C. Janes; J. W. Montgomery
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Paper Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope is an array of six 1.8 m diameter folded Cassegrain telescopes used to achieve the collecting area equivalent to that of a telescope with a single 4.5 m primary mirror. For most applications, the six images are co-aligned in such a way that overlapping images appear to result from a single telescope. Another application requires that the wavefronts from all six telescopes be co-phased within 1 micron, concurrent with co-alignment. This paper describes the successful operation of the co-alignment and co-phasing capabilities, the control system and devices used in the applications, and test results to date.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939813
Show Author Affiliations
C. C. Janes, University of Arizona (United States)
J. W. Montgomery, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0748:
Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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