15 August 1980 Super-size Space Telescope
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Proceedings Volume 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958778
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
A class of space telescopes for astronomical observations with a resolution and collecting capability more than one order of magnitude better than what is expected from the 2.4 m Space Telescope is discussed. To this purpose aplanatic two-mirror systems of coplanar primary/secondary mirror arrangements with approximately 45° angles of incidence and an overall diameter of about 100 m have been designed and analyzed. The main advantages of these systems are their compactness and the associated minimization of the moment of inertia in two axes. Two opposing secondary arrangements, one forward-reflecting and the other backward-reflecting are analyzed and compared.
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Dietrich Korsch, Dietrich Korsch, John W. Warner, John W. Warner, } "Super-size Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications, (15 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958778; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958778


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