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Design And Analysis Of Optical Systems For The Stanford/MSFC Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array
Author(s): James B. Hadaway; R. Barry Johnson; Richard B. Hoover; Joakim F. Lindblom; Arthur B. C. Walker
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Paper Abstract

We report on the design and the theoretical ray trace analysis of the optical systems which will comprise the primary imaging components for the Stanford/MSFC Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array (MSSTA). This instrument is being developed for ultra-high resolution investigations of the Sun from a sounding rocket. We have analyzed doubly reflecting systems of sphere-sphere, ellipsoid-sphere (Dail-Kirkham), paraboloid-hyperboloid (Cassegrain), and hyperboloid-hyperboloid (Ritchey-Chretien) configurations. For these mirror systems, we have performed ray trace analysis and generated through-focus spot diagrams, point spread function plots, and geometrical and diffraction MTFs. The results of these studies will be presented along with the parameters of the Ritchey-Chretien optical system selected for the MSSTA flight. The payload, which incorporates seven of these Ritchey-Chretien systems, is now being prepared for launch in late September 1989.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1160, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962642
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James B. Hadaway, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
R. Barry Johnson, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Joakim F. Lindblom, Stanford University (United States)
Arthur B. C. Walker, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1160:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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