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Study on creating an aspheric primary mirror of a large telescope using spherical mirror segments
Author(s): Annu Jacob; Padmakar Parihar; Melvin K. James
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Paper Abstract

Use of aspheric mirrors is common practice to design astronomical telescope with just a few optical elements. For an example in the most preferred telescope optical design, Ritchy Chretien (RC) both primary and secondary mirrors are hyperbola. Nowadays large telescopes are being built using small mirror segments, however, making aspheric off-axis mirror segment is a challenge. We have conducted a study in which we have explored a possibility to mimic aspheric hyperbolic primary mirror by making use of smaller spherical mirror segments. In this paper we present results of our study on designing an RC type telescope optics for an 10m class optical-NIR telescope

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Date Published: 3 October 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11207, Fourth International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 112072U (3 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530932
Show Author Affiliations
Annu Jacob, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Padmakar Parihar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Melvin K. James, St. Joseph College (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11207:
Fourth International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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