Reflecting Telescope Optics II: Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques by Raymond N. Wilson

Reflecting Telescope Optics II: Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques

byRaymond N. Wilson, R. N. Wilson

Hardcover | July 17, 2001

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This book, written by the designer of the worlds largest telescope, the VLT in Chile, covers the essential modern developments in telescope optics. In the last twenty years, modern technology has revolutionized not only manufacturing and test procedures but also the entire area of quality specification. In addition to these topics, the book also covers the alignment of telescope optics, atmospheric optics, adaptive optics, reflective coatings, and ancillary equipment. Richly illustrated, this work covers important modern techniques, which makes it one of the most complete references on telescope optics.
Title:Reflecting Telescope Optics II: Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern TechniquesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:557 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:557 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:July 17, 2001Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540603565

ISBN - 13:9783540603566

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Table of Contents

1. Manufacture and test procedures.- 2. Sensitivities, alignment of telescopes and test procedures in function.- 3. Modern telescope developments: pupil segmentation and techniques to reduce mass.- 4. Image quality specification and optical efficiency criteria.- 5. Atmospheric optics, adaptive optics, telescope quality for interferometry.- 6. Mirror Reflecting Coats: Production and Cleaning.- 7. Adapters and beam combination aspects, baffles.- 8. Maintenance and operation of telescope optics.- Appendix: Mathematical symbols.- References.- List of figures.- List of tables.- Name index.

Editorial Reviews

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)