1 December 1991 Active optics system for a 3.5-meter structured mirror
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An active optics system for a 3.5-meter f/1.75 borosilicate honeycomb mirror has been designed and built. The system hardware and software are described, and preliminary test results are presented that demonstrate the structured mirror responds well to the active optics control. Plans for extensive further testing are described. The results of the testing will guide a redesign of the system, before installation of the second-generation system in the WIYN Telescope, to be built on Kitt Peak in Arizona.
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Larry M. Stepp, Larry M. Stepp, Nicolas A. Roddier, Nicolas A. Roddier, David M. Dryden, David M. Dryden, Myung K. Cho, Myung K. Cho, "Active optics system for a 3.5-meter structured mirror", Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48805; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48805


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