1 December 1991 Mirrors for optical telescopes
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Proceedings Volume 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48864
Event: San Diego, '91, 1991, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
From a viewpoint of the up-to-date requirements, fundamental scientific and technological problems arising in design and manufacture of the optical reflecting telescopes are formulated as compared to those of the retracting systems. Nontraditional materials, such as beryllium, silicon, silicon carbide, etc., are shown to be capable of successful competition with the traditional optical materials used for the telescope mirror. Certain technological features and results obtained at GOI Metal Optics Division are briefly overviewed concerning the beryllium-based mirrors development.
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Mikhail M. Miroshnikov, "Mirrors for optical telescopes", Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48864; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48864
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Mirrors

Telescopes

Beryllium

Space telescopes

Glasses

Optics manufacturing

Silicon carbide

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