1 July 1990 Fabrication of large-aperture mirrors for astronomical telescopes
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The fabrication of high aspect ratio mirrors up to 8-m in diameter presents numerous new challenges in the field of optical manufacturing technology. These mirrors, with aspect ratios in the region of 40:1, represent a new class of optics which requires unique handing, figuring, polishing and metrology approaches. A facility conceived explicitly for the manufacture of high-quality large-aperture primary mirrors for astronomical telescopes is described.
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Terence A. Facey, Terence A. Facey, Andreas L. Nonnenmacher, Andreas L. Nonnenmacher, David P. Chadwick, David P. Chadwick, } "Fabrication of large-aperture mirrors for astronomical telescopes", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19229; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19229


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