1 July 1990 Low-cost, high-resolution telescopes for imaging low-earth-orbit satellites
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Abstract
Telescopes designed for non-conventional imaging of near-earth satellites must follow a unique set of design rules. Costs must be reduced substantially and the design must accommodate a technique to circumvent the atmospheric distortions of the image. Apertures to 12 meters and beyond are required along with alt-alt mounts providing high tracking rates. A novel design for such a telescope has been generated which is optimized for speckle imaging. Its mount closely resembles a radar mount and it does not employ the conventional dome. Costs for this design are projected to be considerably reduced compared to conventional designs. Results of a detailed design study will be presented. Applications to astronomy will be discussed.
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Norbert A. Massie, Norbert A. Massie, Yale Oster, Yale Oster, Gregory D. Poe, Gregory D. Poe, Lynn G. Seppala, Lynn G. Seppala, Michael Shao, Michael Shao, } "Low-cost, high-resolution telescopes for imaging low-earth-orbit satellites", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19207; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19207
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