1 September 1991 Design and optical performance of beryllium assessment mirrors
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Beryllium mirrors, approximately 19.8 cm x 8.8 cm in size, were designed, procured, and evaluated. The mirrors are off-axis rectangular segments of an f/1 paraboloid. These segments, which are the primary mirrors in a Cassegrainian telescope design, are lightweighted and incorporate a stress-free mounting technique which minimizes post-assembly alignment. Upon delivery, the mirrors were characterized to determine their compliance with the figure, scatter, reflectance, and dimensional specifications.
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Brigham B. Thomas, Brigham B. Thomas, L. Curt Maxey, L. Curt Maxey, Arthur C. Miller, Arthur C. Miller, } "Design and optical performance of beryllium assessment mirrors", Proc. SPIE 1485, Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46518; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46518
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