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LSST secondary mirror system final design

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bogan, G.; Zajac, D.; Araujo, C.; Gressler, W.J.; DeVries, J.; Hileman, E.A.; Lotz, P.J.; Mills, D.; Thomas, S.; Sebring, T.A.; Sebag, J.; Warner, M.; Wiecha, O.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21545
Douglas R. Neill ; Gregory Bogan ; Dale Zajac ; Constanza Araujo ; William J. Gressler, et al. " LSST secondary mirror system final design ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990667 (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234021; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234021
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has a 10 degrees square field of view which is achieved through a 3 mirror optical system comprised of an 8.4 meter primary, 3.5 meter secondary (M2) and a 5 meter tertiary mirror. The M2 is a 100mm thick meniscus convex asphere. The mirror surface is...

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