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Some Design Aspects Of A Multiple-Mirror Telescope
Author(s): G. M. Sanger; T. E. Hoffman; M. A. Reed
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Paper Abstract

The design of a multiple-mirror telescope (MMT) presents opportunities to explore new techniques for the control and alignment of the individual optical systems. This paper discusses the optical, electronic, and mechanical subsystems, with some description of the techniques to attain the tolerance required for image combination. Also, some consideration is given to the optical and alignment fabrication techniques, with emphasis on the methods and problems that are most critical to successful completion of this novel instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1972
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953534
Show Author Affiliations
G. M. Sanger, University of Arizona (United States)
T. E. Hoffman, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
M. A. Reed, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0028:
Instrumentation in Astronomy I
Lewis Larmore; Robert W. Poindexter, Editor(s)

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