Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Reflecting Telescope Optics II

Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques

Authors: Wilson, Raymond N.

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This volume is concerned essentially with the modern developments in reflecting telescope optics. In the last twenty years, modern technology has revolutionized not only manufacturing and test procedures but also the whole area of quality specification with the introduction of active control into the functioning telescope. Other subjects covered here are alignment of telescope optics, atmospheric optics, including adaptive optics, reflecting coatings and ancillary equipment (adapters and baffles). Although an independent work, Vol. II is heavily cross-referenced with Vol. I. It is richly illustrated and gives, together with Vol. I, the most complete list of references available; it can also therefore be regarded as a source book.

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The book ... is the only monograph currently available which treats the whole range of modern optical technology of reflecting telescopes in a comprehensive way.
... Special topics can easily be found with the help of the extensive name and subject indices, and thanks to the long list of references, the book is an entry point for more detailed studies.
... The book should also be of interest for more ambitious amateur astronomers.
... With the extensive name and subject index this volume should also be useful as a reference book.
L. Noether, ESO Messenger 106, pp 49-50 (2001)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Manufacture and test procedures

    Wilson, Raymond N.

    Pages 1-104

  • Sensitivities, alignment of telescopes and test procedures in function

    Wilson, Raymond N.

    Pages 105-167

  • Modern telescope developments: pupil segmentation and techniques to reduce mass

    Wilson, Raymond N.

    Pages 169-348

  • Image quality specification and optical efficiency criteria

    Wilson, Raymond N.

    Pages 349-371

  • Atmospheric optics, adaptive optics, telescope quality for interferometry

    Wilson, Raymond N.

    Pages 373-422

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reflecting Telescope Optics II
Book Subtitle
Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-08488-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-08488-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-60356-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08223-8
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 557
Number of Illustrations and Tables
130 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics