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9 July 1998 New wide-field corrector for the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-m telescope
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The Kitt Peak Mayall 4-m telescope required a new prime focus corrector having a flat focal plane covering 36 arcmin on a side (51 arcmin diagonal) to accommodate the Mosaic 8K X 8K CCD system. The scientific requirements for the new corrector included atmospheric dispersion compensation (ADC), excellent near-UV efficiency, excellent image quality, and extremely low scattered light and ghosting. The optical system designed to meet these demands exhibits excellent and stable performance through its first year of operation. This paper describes the innovative design and engineering aspects of the corrector. Science verification data are presented to demonstrate some of the attributes of the new corrector.
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George H. Jacoby, Ming Liang, David Vaughnn, Richard Reed, and Taft Armandroff "New wide-field corrector for the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-m telescope", Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316845
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