Fabrication of the 6.5-m primary mirror for the Multiple Mirror Telescope Conversion

Hubert M. Martin, James H. Burge, Dean A. Ketelsen, Steve C. West

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Steward Observatory Mirror Lab is in the process of fabricating the 6.5 m mirror for the conversion of the multiple mirror telescope (MMT) to a single primary mirror. For this purpose the lab has developed a versatile polishing system built around the stressed lap polishing tool. The system must produce an f/1.25 parabolic surface with an accuracy corresponding to 0.09 arcsecond FWHM seeing and 1.5% scattering loss at 500 nm wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages399-404
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819422681
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventOptical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow - Landskrona/Hven, Swed
Duration: May 29 1996May 29 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2871
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
CityLandskrona/Hven, Swed
Period5/29/965/29/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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