30 January 2003 Prime focus corrector for the Lowell 4-m telescope
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We describe a multi-element refractive corrector for the prime focus of the proposed Lowell four-meter telescope. The design provides sub-half arcsecond images over a two-degree field of view, with a flat image surface and images that are confocal across a broad wavelength band covering the U to I spectral range. Initial studies cover the feasibility of fabrication and explore the possibility of a simple atmospheric dispersion corrector.
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Daniel R. Blanco, Daniel R. Blanco, Gordon Pentland, Gordon Pentland, Craig H. Smith, Craig H. Smith, Ted Dunham, Ted Dunham, Robert L. Millis, Robert L. Millis, } "Prime focus corrector for the Lowell 4-m telescope", Proc. SPIE 4842, Specialized Optical Developments in Astronomy, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458091; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458091


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