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Mounting large lenses for the MMT's f/5 wide-field corrector: lessons learned
Author(s): Robert G. Fata; Vladimir Kradinov; Daniel Fabricant
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Paper Abstract

At its f/5 focus, the 6.5 meter converted MMT uses a refractive corrector to produce excellent images over a field of view as large as 1° in diameter. We describe the construction challenges we encountered and the lessons we learned mounting the ~30 inch diameter lenses for this wide-field corrector. The corrector was completed in May 2002, was commissioned in May and June of 2003, and is now in regular use at the MMT for spectroscopic and imaging observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552289
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Fata, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Vladimir Kradinov, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Daniel Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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