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Design issues for the SUNRISE Telescope
Author(s): Hermann Bittner; Elke Schmidt; Klaus-Ruediger Haertel; Clemens Kaiser; Thomas Bluemchen
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Paper Abstract

SUNRISE is a balloon-borne instrument for spectro-polarimetric high-resolution observation of the solar atmosphere. It has a lightweight UV-VIS telescope of Gregory type with an aperture of 1 m, designed to be close to the VIS diffraction limit. The paper will first present the basic prescriptions of the optical design and the achievable performance. The re-quirements for the mechanisms in order to maintain the alignment over the range of environmental conditions will be derived. Secondly, the structural and thermal requirements will be discussed. Here, structural deflections due to gravity and residual thermal imbalances have to be taken into account. Preliminary structural and thermal designs will be out-lined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474297
Show Author Affiliations
Hermann Bittner, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Elke Schmidt, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Klaus-Ruediger Haertel, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Clemens Kaiser, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Bluemchen, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4857:
Airborne Telescope Systems II
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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