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Astrometric imaging telescope optical system
Author(s): Steven H. Pravdo; Stuart B. Shaklan; Richard J. Terrile; Christ Ftaclas; Andreas L. Nonnenmacher; George D. Gatewood; Eugene H. Levy
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Paper Abstract

The Astrometric Imaging Telescope will detect extra-solar planetary systems with imaging and astrometry. The optical system contains a high-efficiency coronagraph and scatter-compensated mirrors to detect Jupiter-size planets around nearby stars. The optical system also is distortion free, tolerant to misalignments, and tolerant to optical surface contamination. This allows for the astrometric precision to detect Uranus-mass planets. A focal plane guider and fine guidance sensor are other elements of the optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176201
Show Author Affiliations
Steven H. Pravdo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard J. Terrile, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Christ Ftaclas, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Andreas L. Nonnenmacher, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
George D. Gatewood, Univ. of Pittsburgh Allegheny Observatory (United States)
Eugene H. Levy, Univ. of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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