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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 148–153

Longitudinal thermooptical aberration of the image in reflective telescopes

Yu. V. Baeva, E. V. Lapovok, and S. I. Khankov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 3, pp. 148-153 (2013)

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An analytical description of the dependence of the longitudinal thermal aberration of Gregorian and Cassegrain telescopes is obtained in the form of a sum of the components introduced by the thermal regime of each element of the telescope. Using a specific example, a technique is presented for determining the allowable ranges of temperature variation of the telescope housing and of the platform for attaching the primary mirror within which the thermal stability of the telescope in a steady-state thermal regime is ensured.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Published: April 30, 2013

Yu. V. Baeva, E. V. Lapovok, and S. I. Khankov, "Longitudinal thermooptical aberration of the image in reflective telescopes," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 148-153 (2013)

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