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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2114–2122

Corrector design with active vase mirrors that allows a fixed telescope to access a large region of the sky

Gilberto Moretto and Ermanno F. Borra  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 2114-2122 (1997)

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We investigate a family of two-mirror correctors to compensate for the aberrations of a parabolic mirror observing at a large angle from the zenith. We constrain our designs to optical elements that can be built with currently available technology. The secondary and the tertiary mirrors are warped by Zernike polynomials, which we know can be generated with active vase mirrors. The performances of these corrector designs are usable for imagery.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 12, 1996
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 1996
Published: April 1, 1997

Gilberto Moretto and Ermanno F. Borra, "Corrector design with active vase mirrors that allows a fixed telescope to access a large region of the sky," Appl. Opt. 36, 2114-2122 (1997)

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