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Simple way of mirror support in Space Solar Telescope
Author(s): Haiying Zhang
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Paper Abstract

To eliminate the mounting stress of three flat reflective mirrors in Balloon-borne Solar Telescope, these optics were attached to their mounts with a thin adhesive layer. This method will also be used in Space Solar Telescope. The primary mirror will be attached to its mount with a thin adhesive layer after first procedure of polishing, then polished to its ultimate demand. In this paper, the theory of adhesive layer analysis is given, and FE model of mirror and its mount is established to analyze the behavior of adhesive layer and the mirror stress. Some experiments are taken to measure Young's modulus of adhesive layer. The possibility of this method in ground-based telescope is also analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394012
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Haiying Zhang, National Astronomical Observatories (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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