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Comparative Methods For Making Corrector Plates With Neutral Zones At 0.707 And 0.866
Author(s): Arthur S. De Vany
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Paper Abstract

A 32-cm diameter corrector plate with a 0.866 neutral zone is easier to fabricate than one with a 0.707 neutral zone. The making of a Wright corrector is chosen because it has twice the strength of a Schmidt plate. The Wright optical system permits three possible conversions: a f/2.7 camera and a f/2.7 Newtonian comet seeker both with a 5.50 flat fields and a f/8.3 Wright-Cassegrainian system. The specifications are listed in Table 1.

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Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0509, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments I, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.944985
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Arthur S. De Vany, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0509:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments I
Ramsey K. Melugin, Editor(s)

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