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Meudon Infrared Collector Revisited
Author(s): Pierre Connes
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Paper Abstract

The Meudon Observatory NIR 4.2-m light collector, which incorporated a primitive form of active optics, was con-ceived, built and successfully tested between 1967 and 1974; then, the entire project was scrapped, and lies wholly forgot-ten today. Since a complete description has been given (together with a picture of the finished system, on the July 77 cover of Applied Optics), there is no need to present here more than a brief summary. We mostly want to draw a few les-sons from an undertaking that has obviously turned out to be a technical success, but a scientific failure.

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Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960829
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Pierre Connes, Service d'Aoronomie du CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1114:
Active Telescope Systems
Francois J. Roddier, Editor(s)

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