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20 August 1986 Limits To Size For Terrestrial Telescopes: Two-Stage Optics
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A wave front corrector inserted at the image of a surface producing an error can remove the wave front error over a reasonable field of view. The relationship of magnitude of error, constants of a given configuration, and the residual wave front error is explored. We present the results of the production of a sample wave front error surface by diamond turning with the Large Optical Diamond Turning Machine (LODTM). The cost consequences of this new ability to upgrade a submillimeter-quality telescope to a high-acuity optical telescope are shown.
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Marjorie P. Meinel and Aden B. Meinel "Limits To Size For Terrestrial Telescopes: Two-Stage Optics", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963567
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