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29 October 1999 Optical design of a 6.5-m off-axis new planetary telescope
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We describe here an off-axis design for a 6.5 m astronomical telescope optimized for low scattered light and low emissivity. This is part of a new concept for an instrument which we call the New Planetary Telescope. We show how the geometric optical performance can equal that of an on-axis conventional telescope while the diffractive performance fundamentally surpasses conventional telescopes because of the absence of pupil obstruction. The decentered concept also allows wide-field and versatile instrumentation configurations that are not possible with more conventional design.
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Gilberto Moretto and Jeff R. Kuhn "Optical design of a 6.5-m off-axis new planetary telescope", Proc. SPIE 3785, Advanced Telescope Design, Fabrication, and Control, (29 October 1999);


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