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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1876–1881

Houghton anastigmatic telescope containing aspheric mirrors that allows corrector position as a free parameter

Rick Blakley and Massimo Riccardi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 10, pp. 1876-1881 (2003)

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A family of catadioptric telescopes is investigated, characterized with two-element, full-aperture, afocal corrector lenses and aspherical, focusing, primary mirrors or primary-secondary mirror combinations. Third-order aberration and design equations are provided for anastigmatic systems in which corrector position must be a free parameter, forcing the consideration of aspherics on the mirrored surfaces.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2002
Published: April 1, 2003

Rick Blakley and Massimo Riccardi, "Houghton anastigmatic telescope containing aspheric mirrors that allows corrector position as a free parameter," Appl. Opt. 42, 1876-1881 (2003)

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