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The Narrow-Angle Telescope For The Visual Imaging Subsystem Of The Mariner-Venus/ Mercury (1973) Spacecraft.
Author(s): Leonard Larks
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Paper Abstract

A high-performance narrow-angle telescope for the visual imaging subsystem of the Mariner-Venus/Mercury spacecraft was designed to provide high-resolution tele vision photography of the planets Venus and Mercury over a spectral band of 350 to 650 nm during the 1973 Mariner mission to the inner planets. The optical system was designed to meet specific performance requirements and tested after fabrication in flight configuration to ensure that the requirements were met. This paper describes the optical requirements of the telescope, the mechanical constraints placed on the design, the resulting optical system, and its performance in flight configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953923
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Leonard Larks, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0044:
Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Lewis Larmore; Donald H. Menzel; David Crawford, Editor(s)

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