Reflecting Telescope Optics I: Basic Design Theory and its Historical Development (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) (Pt. 1)

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2. 2 the fitting optical method, geometrical optics and Gaussian optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. 1 the right optical method and Gaussian idea . . . . . . . 2. 2. 2 Geometrical optics and geometrical wavefronts . . . . . . . 2. 2. three The Gaussian optics approximation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. four the traditional telescope with an ocular . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. five simple kinds of reflecting telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. 6 the size of astronomical telescopes and the magnification in afocal use of compound telescopes . . . 2. 2. 7 “Wide-field” telescopes and multi-element varieties . . . . . . 21 21 Aberration concept of telescopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1 Definition of the 3rd order approximation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2 attribute functionality and Seidel (3rd order) aberrations: aberration concept of simple telescope kinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. 1 The attribute functionality of Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. 2 The Seidel approximation: 3rd order aberration coefficients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. three Seidel coefficients of a few simple reflecting telescope structures . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. four Analytical (third order) idea for 1-mirror and 2-mirror telescopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. five better order aberrations and procedure assessment . . . . . . three. 2. 6 Analytical expressions for a 1-mirror telescope and numerous kinds of 2-mirror telescopes (Classical, Ritchey-Chr´etien, Dall-Kirkham, round basic) . . three. 2. 7 different kinds of aplanatic 2-mirror telescopes (Schwarzschild, Couder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty seven fifty seven three 23 23 26 27 36 forty fifty four fifty five fifty nine fifty nine sixty three sixty five sixty nine eighty two 88 111 XIV Contents three. three three. four three. five three. 6 three. 7 three. eight three. nine three. 10 three. 2. eight Scaling legislation from normalized platforms to actual apertures and focal lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nature of 3rd order aberrations and conversion formulae from wavefront aberration to different kinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three. 1 round aberration (SI ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three. 2 Coma (SII ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three. three Astigmatism (SIII ) and field curvature (SIV ) . . . . . . . . three. three. four Distortion (SV ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three. five Examples of conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three. 6 Conversions for Gaussian aberrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the idea of aspheric plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The function of refracting components in sleek telescopes: chromatic diversifications of first order and 3rd order aberrations Wide-field telescopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 6. 1 The symmetrical cease place: the Bouwers telescope . three. 6. 2 The Schmidt telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 6. three The Maksutov telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 6. four extra advanced variations of telescopes derived from the rules of the Schmidt, Bouwers and Maksutov platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 6. five 3- or multi-mirror telescopes (centered) . . . . . . . . . Off-axis (Schiefspiegler) and decentered telescopes . . . . . . . . . . three. 7. 1 - and three-mirror Schiefspiegler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 7. 2 The significance of Schiefspiegler thought within the centering of standard telescopes: formulae for the effects of decentering of 2-mirror telescopes .

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