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A Folded All-Reflecting Schmidt Camera And Ultraviolet Image Converter For Space-Astronomy Applications
Author(s): James D. Wray; Fred G. O'Callaghan
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Paper Abstract

The concept of the all-reflecting Schmidt was first set forth by Hendricks and Christy (1939). Recently this concept has been brought into prominence by the work of L. Epstein (1967a,b, 1969) of the Chrysler Corporation (currently with Baus Optics). In 1965 Chrysler's Space Division was responsible for the construction of an all-reflecting Schmidt camera, 6" aperture, f/4.0. The project was supervised by Epstein who later invited Karl Henize of Northwestern University to co-author a joint proposal from Northwestern University and Chrysler Corporation Space Division to NASA with the objective of conducting an ultraviolet sky-survey from a manned orbiting spacecraft. When Henize was accepted into the Scientist-Astronaut Program in 1967, one of us (Wray) was appointed to succeed him in the project at Northwestern. The present paper presents the results of our efforts in this program from 1967 to the present time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1970
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0019, Space Optics I, (24 March 1970); doi: 10.1117/12.946852
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James D. Wray, Northwestern University (United States)
Fred G. O'Callaghan, Northwestern University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0019:
Space Optics I
Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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