15 October 1993 Optical metrology of the Hubble Space Telescope simulator by means of Hartmann tests
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This paper describes the use of a Hartmann-type pupil mask and CCD camera to perform wavefront and focus validation of the Hubble Space Telescope simulator before and during environmental testing of the second-generation Wide Field and Planetary Camera. The method yields a focus accuracy at F/24 of about +/- 100 micrometers even in the presence of 3.5 waves of surface spherical aberration. The method avoids the introduction of potentially imperfect auxiliary optical tooling (e.g., null correctors).
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Arthur H. Vaughan, Robert P. Korechoff, "Optical metrology of the Hubble Space Telescope simulator by means of Hartmann tests", Proc. SPIE 1996, Optical Alignment, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160412; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.160412
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