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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, L. Curt Maxey, and Arthur C. Miller Jr. "Design and optical performance of beryllium assessment mirrors", Proc. SPIE 1485, Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications, (1 September 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46518
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