Space telescopes

  • Philippe Lemaire
  • Bernd Aschenbach
  • John F. Seely
Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 9)


A brief survey of normal and grazing incidence space telescope types is given. The optimization of telescope efficiency either by dedicated single, bi-layer or multilayer coatings is described. An outlook of solar and stellar coronagraphs is included.


Optical Constant Multilayer Coating Grazing Angle Reflectance Profile Atmospheric Image Assembly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Lemaire
    • 1
  • Bernd Aschenbach
    • 2
  • John F. Seely
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.IAS—Institut d’Astrophysique SpatialeOrsayFrance
  2. 2.MPE—Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.SSD/NRL—Space Science DivisionNaval Research LaboratoryWashington DCUSA
  4. 4.Artep Inc.Ellicott CityUSA

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