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Telescope Designs For Precision Astrometry
Author(s): Jim McCann; George Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a design study is described for telescopes to be used in precision astrometry. Specifically, the application is the search for planets outside the solar system. The requirements are stringent because of the need to be spectrally independent, have low distortion, and be free of coma and other asymmetric aberration. The image requirements for astrometry are defined along with two mirror telescope designs for the application. Effects of misalignment and long term stability are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.978916
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Jim McCann, University of Arizona (United States)
George Lawrence, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0818:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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