Reflecting Telescope Optics I

Basic Design Theory and its Historical Development

  • Raymond N. Wilson

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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    Pages 1-19
  3. Raymond N. Wilson
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  4. Raymond N. Wilson
    Pages 55-313
  5. Raymond N. Wilson
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  6. Raymond N. Wilson
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-545

About this book


A global overview is given of theoptical theory, historical development, current situation and future potential of reflecting telescope systems.
This first volume covers basic design theory, providing the reader with the most complete account available. It is thus a source book for the astronomical community and the optical industry. The author's approach is morphological, with strong emphasis on the historial development. The book is richly illustrated including spot-diagrams analysing special systems in modern form. Since all basic forms of reflecting telescope systems are known and the theory is largely completed, this volume should retain long-term validity and interest.


Gaussian Optics aberration theory development optical theory optics reflecting telescope optics telescope

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond N. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Rohrbach/IlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03229-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03227-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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