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Plans For Coalignment And Cophasing Of The Optics In The 15-M National New Technology Telescope (NNTT)
Author(s): Jacques M. Beckers; Ker-Li Shu; Stuart Shaklan
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Paper Abstract

The NNTT concept is a multiple mirror type telescope consisting of an array of four 7.5-meter diameter telescopes which are coaligned and cophased by means of an internal optical metering device. As a result, the NNTT acts like a single telescope with a 15-meter collecting diameter and a 21-meter resolution diameter. This paper describes this coalignment/ cophasing system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0608, Optical Alignment III, (12 May 1986);
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Jacques M. Beckers, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Ker-Li Shu, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Stuart Shaklan, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0608:
Optical Alignment III
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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