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A New Concept For A Full-Aperture Large Telescope
Author(s): Th . Schmidt-Kaler
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Paper Abstract

A new concept for a Very Large Telescope is presented. A filled aperture of about 12 m diameter is realized by a central monolith surrounded by a ring of sectors. It represents a pure two-mirror Ritchey-Chretien optics. The optics is supported by a yoke mount of extreme rigidity. It allows easy access to a very large focal area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963534
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Th . Schmidt-Kaler, Ruhr-Universitat (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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