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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1984
  • pp: 2803–2808

Coelostat and heliostat: alignment and use for eclipse and other field purposes

Jay M. Pasachoff and William Livingston  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 2803-2808 (1984)

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In this paper, we discuss solar coelostats and heliostats and their alignment, with special attention to setting up portable heliostats at eclipse and other field sites. We consider the sources of tracking errors and the relation of small misalignments with such tracking errors. We consider the relative advantages of coelostats and heliostats.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 13, 1984
Published: August 15, 1984

Jay M. Pasachoff and William Livingston, "Coelostat and heliostat: alignment and use for eclipse and other field purposes," Appl. Opt. 23, 2803-2808 (1984)

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