Reflecting Telescope Optics II

Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques

  • Raymond N. Wilson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Raymond N. Wilson
    Pages 1-104
  3. Raymond N. Wilson
    Pages 423-448
  4. Raymond N. Wilson
    Pages 449-467
  5. Raymond N. Wilson
    Pages 469-474
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 475-557

About this book


This volume is concerned essentially with the modern developments in reflecting telescope optics. In the last twenty years, modern technology has revolutionized not only manufacturing and test procedures but also the whole area of quality specification with the introduction of active control into the functioning telescope. Other subjects covered here are alignment of telescope optics, atmospheric optics, including adaptive optics, reflecting coatings and ancillary equipment (adapters and baffles). Although an independent work, Vol. II is heavily cross-referenced with Vol. I. It is richly illustrated and gives, together with Vol. I, the most complete list of references available; it can also therefore be regarded as a source book.


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Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08223-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08488-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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