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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1383–1385

Measurements of Scattered Light from Mirrors and Lenses

G. R. Hostetter, D. L. Patz, H. A. Hill, and C. A. Zanoni  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 1383-1385 (1968)

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The limitations arising from scattered light from lenses and mirrors in a program of daytime astrometry near the sun are discussed. Measurements were made of the angular distribution of the scattered radiance for (1) a coronagraphic lens, (2) a 2.54-cm thick coronagraph quality window, and (3) flat quartz mirrors. Results are also given for the optical elements after they have been exposed in a vacuum for 48 h. The results indicate that the accuracy of a daytime astrometry program would be determined by the shot noise of the scattered light produced by the refracting elements and the sky, each producing equal contributions.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 5, 1968
Published: July 1, 1968

G. R. Hostetter, D. L. Patz, H. A. Hill, and C. A. Zanoni, "Measurements of Scattered Light from Mirrors and Lenses," Appl. Opt. 7, 1383-1385 (1968)

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