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The Optical Tolerancing Of The Multi-Mirror Telescope
Author(s): MitchelI Ruda
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Paper Abstract

The multi-mirror telescope project is a joint undertaking of the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The telescope, to be located on Mt. Hopkins south of Tucson, Arizona, will be used primarily in the fields of infrared photometry and spectroscopy. Although methods for tolerancing optical systems, especially astronomical telescopes, exist, salient features of the Multi Mirror Telescope (NMT) force us to use a new approach to the tolerafting. Before we discuss these methods, a general description of the MMT is in order.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953771
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MitchelI Ruda, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0039:
Applications of Geometrical Optics II
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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