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The Cesic ceramic optics of the GREGOR telescope
Author(s): Matthias R. Krödel; Georg Luichtel; Reiner Volkmer
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Paper Abstract

The GREGOR telescope of the Teide Observatory will be upon start of operations the first ground-based telescope with main optics made entirely of a silicon carbide composite material, namely, "carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide" or "Cesic(r)," a product of ECM, Germany. This paper describes the configuration and manufacturing of the GREGOR telescope's main optics: the primary (1.5 m), secondary (0.42 m), and tertiary (0.35 m) mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62730Q (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671791
Show Author Affiliations
Matthias R. Krödel, ECM Ingenieur-Unternehmen für Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (Germany)
Georg Luichtel, Zeiss Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Reiner Volkmer, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6273:
Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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