The MMT f/5 optical baffles

S. Callahan, N. Caldwell, G. G. Williams, C. Chute, T. E. Pickering

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The 6.5m MMT telescope currently has three focal configurations. The f/5 optical configuration has a system of optical baffles to prevent stray light from entering the focal plane. The system consists of a cone baffle supported on the secondary (M2) structure and set of concentric rings suspended between the secondary and the primary (M1). This paper reviews the optical configurations, mechanical design, alignment, installation, and measured performance of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7018
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/28/08

Keywords

  • Baffles
  • MMT
  • Optical configuration
  • Stray light

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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