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21 February 2003 Low cost innovative telescope
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A University/Industry/Air Force Laboratory collaboration has developed an inexpensive but innovative telescope for interferometry. It incorporates low weight mirrors, low profile tip/tilt secondary, and accelerometer based jitter control. It is built to incorporate higher order adaptive optics. A design team has striven to emphasize a low cost medium tech approach to reduce costs coupled with sturdy precision engineering. The telescopes will be sited in New Mexico and used for Academic and Defense needs.
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Jeffrey Foster Friedman, Jeffrey T. Baker, Sergio R. Restaino, Jim Payne, Raymond A. Desmarais Jr., Galen Gisler, Don M. Payne, and Ty Martinez "Low cost innovative telescope", Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.469810
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