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6 July 2006 The Cesic ceramic optics of the GREGOR telescope
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The GREGOR telescope of the Teide Observatory will be upon start of operations the first ground-based telescope with main optics made entirely of a silicon carbide composite material, namely, "carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide" or "Cesic(r)," a product of ECM, Germany. This paper describes the configuration and manufacturing of the GREGOR telescope's main optics: the primary (1.5 m), secondary (0.42 m), and tertiary (0.35 m) mirrors.
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Matthias R. Krödel, Georg Luichtel, and Reiner Volkmer "The Cesic ceramic optics of the GREGOR telescope", Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62730Q (6 July 2006);


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