Reflecting Telescope Optics I

Basic Design Theory and its Historical Delvelopment

  • Raymond N.¬†Wilson

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

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About this book


R.N. Wilson's two-volume treatise on reflecting telescope optics has become a classic in its own right. It is intended to give a complete treatment of the subject, addressing professionals in research and industry as well as students of astronomy and amateur astronomers. This first volume, Basic Design Theory and its Historical Development, is devoted to the theory of reflecting telescope optics and systematically recounts the historical progress. The author's approach is morphological, with strong emphasis on the historical development. The book is richly illustrated including spot-diagrams analysing special systems in modern form. In this second edition, the historical section has been revised. Also, various improvements to the text have been made, and new systems such as the 4-lens corrector of Delabre and the LADS corrector are now covered. The concluding Part II treats manufacture, testing, alignment, and modern techniques.


Gaussian Optics aberration theory reflecting telescope optics astronomy instruments lens optical theory optics telescope

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond N.¬†Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.RohrbachGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40106-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76581-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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