Evaluation, Quality Testing, and Optical Aberrations

  • Robert L. Clark
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


This chapter provides corrective actions if your telescope fails to perform as well as you think it should and includes a discussion of optical faults and testing techniques that are relatively easy to apply. Descriptions of the common aberrations are supplied with an explanation of their effect. A section on quick and dirty quality tests is included.


Focal Length Wave Front Optical Surface Optical Aberration Astronomical Object 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Clark
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  1. 1.WestminsterUSA

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