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Schmidt camera correctors for large telescopes

Year: 2010

Authors: Romoli A., Zuccaro Marchi A., Gambicorti L., Simonetti F.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO, National Institute of Optics, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: Designing large Schmidt cameras using the polynomial expansion may yield a not-perfect spherical aberration correction. We indicate an alternative method to design the corrector, whose integration in a software package is in progress. The shape of the corrector can be determined with a simple recursive method. The incidence point can also be calculated for any ray, as well as the corresponding unitary vector normal to the surface. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: APPLIED OPTICS

Volume: 49 (15)      Pages from: 2898  to: 2902

KeyWords: Schmidt Camera
DOI: 10.1364/AO.49.002898

Citations: 5
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