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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1982
  • pp: 2631–2641

Figure control for a fully segmented telescope mirror

Terry S. Mast and Jerry E. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 2631-2641 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.21.002631


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Abstract

A system is described to control the figure of a large telescope primary mirror that is composed of many individual segments. The geometry considered, employing hexagonal mirrors, allows a simple and economical control system. The system is shown to be reliable and effective in continuously maintaining the figure to the precision required for optical astronomy.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 1982
Published: July 15, 1982

Citation
Terry S. Mast and Jerry E. Nelson, "Figure control for a fully segmented telescope mirror," Appl. Opt. 21, 2631-2641 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-21-14-2631

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