A wide-field (2°) prime focus corrector has been designed and built for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. The corrector incorporates an atmospheric dispersion compensator for the spectral range 365–1014 nm. A four-element lens system is the basis of the corrector, and it provides a satisfactory state of correction over a full field of 2°. The design of the lens system is described. The choice of layout is related directly to the intrinsic properties of each component.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 10, 1994
Published: November 1, 1994
Damien J. Jones, "Wide-field prime focus corrector for the Anglo-Australian telescope," Appl. Opt. 33, 7362-7366 (1994)