9 November 1989 The Chopping Secondary Mirror For The Kuiper Airborne Observatory
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This paper reports on the design, construction, and implementation of a new chopping secondary mirror system for the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. This observatory facility maintains a 0.91 m diameter telescope in a modified C-141 aircraft at the NASA Ames Research Center. This telescope is routinely used at stratospheric altitudes for astronomical observations at infrared and submillimeter wavelengths that are inaccessible from the ground.
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Charles H. Downey, Charles H. Downey, Randal S. Abbott, Randal S. Abbott, Phillip I. Arter, Phillip I. Arter, Dale A. Hope, Dale A. Hope, Dan A. Payne, Dan A. Payne, E. A. Roybal, E. A. Roybal, Daniel F. Lester, Daniel F. Lester, James O. McClenahan, James O. McClenahan, } "The Chopping Secondary Mirror For The Kuiper Airborne Observatory", Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962955; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962955
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