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1 January 1987 Design Of A Compact Catadioptric Lens For Star Mappers
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Proceedings Volume 0813, Optics and the Information Age; (1987)
Event: 14th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, 1987, Quebec, Canada
Star mappers are used for high accuracy attitude determination of spacecrafts. The light collecting optical system is either a catadioptric lens or a refractive lens. The catadioptric lens has the advantage of wider spectral coverage. For this type of application a constant and symmetric blur diameter over the entire field of view of the lens is required. A compact catadioptric lens was designed which covers a total field of 8 degrees. The design was compact, easy-to-align and does not involve any aspheric surfaces. The constancy of blur diameter with FOV was very good at +10 micron defocus plane.
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D. V.B. Rao, Y. K. Jain, and T. K. Alex "Design Of A Compact Catadioptric Lens For Star Mappers", Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987);


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