A Practical alignment algorithm for Cassegrain type telescopes

Benli Öztürk, Esra
Focal plane corrected Cassegrain type optical systems have been widely used in various fields. The axial alignment of complex optical systems is not easy and a practical alignment method is needed for such systems. Tilts, decenters and axial motion of elements or group of elements in the system are the typical alignment parameters. Interferometric measurement is an effective way to see the errors caused by the misalignment of each element in an optical system. In this thesis, alignment of a Cassegrain type telescope will be examined by using interferometric measurements and modulation transfer function simulations.
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E. Benli Öztürk, “A Practical alignment algorithm for Cassegrain type telescopes,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.