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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1980
  • pp: 499–503

Aplanatic two mirror telescope from near-normal to grazing incidence

Dietrich Korsch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 499-503 (1980)

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Surface equations for strictly aplanatic two-mirror telescopes of any configuration are given. They were used in a comparative performance analysis of the general Cassegrainian configuration as it changes continuously from near-normal to grazing incidence. The configuration of optimum performance, which resembles Schwarzschild aberration-free two-mirror telescope, is analyzed in some detail.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 2, 1979
Published: February 15, 1980

Dietrich Korsch, "Aplanatic two mirror telescope from near-normal to grazing incidence," Appl. Opt. 19, 499-503 (1980)

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