STEPS TOWARDS 8M HONEYCOMB MIRRORS: V. A METHOD FOR POLISHING ASPHERES AS FAST AS F/1.

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Abstract

A method is proposed for polishing fast aspherics with a lap whose shape is continuously changed under computer control as it moves over a rigid mirror blank. The required changes of radius, astigmatism and coma in a circular lap are made with edge bending levers and tensioning members with screw actuators. This method of bending has been demonstrated in the laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherEuropean Southern Observatory (IAU Colloquium n 79), Garching
Pages11-21
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3923524196
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

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    Angel, J. R. P. (1984). STEPS TOWARDS 8M HONEYCOMB MIRRORS: V. A METHOD FOR POLISHING ASPHERES AS FAST AS F/1. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 11-21). European Southern Observatory (IAU Colloquium n 79), Garching.