1 June 1994 On-orbit alignment of the FOC channel of COSTAR
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Abstract
The alignment of the faint object camera channel of the corrective optics space telescope axial replacement (COSTAR) is described and compared to the alignment plan that had been devised some months before. Images showing the appearance of the point-spread function during the course of the alignment process are presented, and the ultimate imaging performance detailed. A science image of a rich star field shows off the performance improvement over the uncorrected telescope.
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Robert Ian Jedrzejewski, George F. Hartig, Peter Jakobsen, James H. Crocker, Holland C. Ford, "On-orbit alignment of the FOC channel of COSTAR", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176805; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176805
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Monochromatic aberrations

Mirrors

Optical fiber cables

Stars

Phase retrieval

Cameras

Space telescopes

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