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Space telescope designed for accurate measurements

By SpaceRef Editor
October 19, 2017
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V.Yu. Terebizh
(Submitted on 15 Oct 2017)

A modified version of the folded aplanatic Gregory telescope equipped with a spherical two-lens corrector is proposed for observations requiring a high signal-to-noise ratio. The basic telescope model has an aperture of 400 mm (f/3.0), its field of view is 3.0 degrees, the linear obscuration is 0.12, the distortion is less than 0.5%. The focal surface has a spherical shape; the achieving of a plane field requires an increase in the number of lenses in the corrector. The images of stars in the integrated wavelength range 0.35 – 1.0 mcm are close to the diffraction-limited ones (D_{80} = 5.9 – 8.2 mcm = 1.0 – 1.4 arc seconds). The system is free from direct background illumination; both the lens corrector and the light detector are protected from cosmic particles.

Comments:    Accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1710.05303 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1710.05303v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Valery Terebizh 
[v1] Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:43:44 GMT (322kb)

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