Two-mirror Schwarzschild aplanats. Basic relations

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Terebizh, V. Yu. (2005)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1134/1.1862353
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

It is shown that the theory of aplanatic two-mirror telescopes developed by Karl Schwarzschild in 1905 leads to the unified description both the prefocal and the postfocal systems. The class of surfaces in the ZEMAX optical program has been properly extended to ascertain the image quality in exact Schwarzschild aplanats. A comparison of Schwarzschild aplanats with approximate Ritchey-Chretien and Gregory-Maksutov aplanatic telescopes reveals a noticeable advantage of the former at fast focal ratio of the system.
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