1 February 1991 Performance of the Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array III: optical characteristics of the Ritchey-Chretien and Cassegrain Telescopes
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Abstract
The Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array (MSSTA) is a sounding rocket borne observatory for investigations of the Sun in the soft x-ray/EUV and FUV regimes of the electromagnetic spectrum. At soft x-ray wavelengths (),\ < 100 A), the MSSTA utilizes single reflection multilayer coated Herschelian telescopes. For selected wavelengths in the EUV (100 - 1000 A) the MSSTA employs five doubly reflecting, multilayer coated Ritchey-Chretien and two Cassegrain telescopes. In the FUV ()\ > 1000 A) the MSSTA utilizes two Ritchey-Chretien telescopes, with optics coated with thin film interference coatings. In this paper, we describe the interferometric alignment, testing, focusing, visible light testing, and optical performance characteristics of the Ritchey-Chretien and Cassegrain telescopes.
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Richard B. Hoover, Phillip C. Baker, James B. Hadaway, R. Barry Johnson, Cynthia Peterson, David R. Gabardi, Arthur B. C. Walker, Joakim F. Lindblom, Craig Edward DeForest, and Ray H. O'Neal "Performance of the Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array III: optical characteristics of the Ritchey-Chretien and Cassegrain Telescopes", Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23192
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