20 July 2000 Very wide field, very fast telescope
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A 1.3 meter aperture Cassegrain telescope with a very wide flat field has been completed and is now producing images. The field of view is a stunning 1.7 degrees while the focal ratio is a very fast F/4. The telescope is located at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station in Arizona, USA.
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Frank M. Melsheimer, Frank M. Melsheimer, Malcolm J. MacFarlane, Malcolm J. MacFarlane, "Very wide field, very fast telescope", Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391539


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