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Optical design of an off-axis low-distortion UV telescope
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Paper Abstract

The paper examines an off-axis three-mirror telescope with a flat local surface. Designed to image aurora in UV light from a satellite, this 20-cm telescope has an f/2 primary and an f/8 tertiary focus. The focal surface has a diameter of 4 cm which subtends 1.3 deg. The telescope is engineered to have very low distortion so that resolution would not be degraded during integration of images moving on the CCD detector at the same rate as that of the CCD readout.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46753
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Eric Harvey Richardson, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1494:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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