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By Harrie G. J. Rutten, Martin A. M. Van Venrooij

Explains why there are such a lot of other kinds of telescopes and what each one variety has to supply

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These aberrations can be influenced considerably by the choice of the radii of curvature of that lens. In fig. 2 we graph spherical aberration and coma for a progression of positive lenses having the same power, but different shapes. 5), both aberrations are minimized when the lens has front and back radii in the ratio 1:6. 1: Correction of Aberrations 55 Height .. LA Positive Element LA. Negative Element 1 LA. Combination Fig. 3 Correction ofLongitudinal Spherical Aberration (LA) in Doublet Objective.

How are these to be interpreted? Quite obviously, spots fall within some diameter. To a first approximation, the smaller the spread of the spots, the better the image quality will be. However, it is important to define criteria for acceptable image quality, and this, in turn, implies we must consider the use of the telescope. 45 55 Vd 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 II Fig. 16 Chart of Schott Optical Glasses. servations at high magnification, lunar and planetary photography), and the other for use as an objective in astrophotography.

Random . Square .. 23 .. • •••••• a ••••••• • ••••• •••••••• • . Triangular •••• a a •• _. '. ::} . _ ••• Concentric (preferred) Fig. 2 Common Distributions of Rays at the Entrance Pupil. ployed aberration graphs. In calculating a spot diagram it is important to trace a sufficient number of rays, and to be sure that the rays are uniformly distributed over the entrance pupil. In most cases, 200 rays is sufficient to obtain a good idea of the size and shape of the scattering figure.

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