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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 5169–5172

Optimal defocus distance for testing the 2.1 m telescope at San Pedro Mártir

Valeri Orlov, Esteban Luna, and Evguenia Orlova  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 25, pp. 5169-5172 (2005)

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Within the preliminary development of a low-cost active optics system (AOS), computer simulations have been performed. The general purpose of simulations is to find an optimal scheme for the wavefront control of the primary mirror. We present results for the wavefront sensor of the AOS proposed for the 2.1 m telescope at San Pedro Mártir. The method presented here can be used for any other telescopes as well.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2005
Published: September 1, 2005

Valeri Orlov, Esteban Luna, and Evguenia Orlova, "Optimal defocus distance for testing the 2.1 m telescope at San Pedro Mártir," Appl. Opt. 44, 5169-5172 (2005)

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