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)