The Central-Axis Reflector, the design principle which is presented below is a segmented-mirror telescope. The inventions relate mainly to the optical system and to the tracking apparatus.
A large number of small individual mirror bodies, ground off-axis (hexagonal/polygonal) produce one primary mirror with closed circular aperture when joined together.
The overall design of the tracking apperatus results directly —and thus without unnecessary adornment — from the two planes of to aminimum but which are required for tracking of the telescope.
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Hügenell, H. The design of the Central-Axis Reflector (ZAS). Astrophys Space Sci 160, 231–239 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00642776
- Optical System
- Design Principle
- Circular Aperture
- Primary Mirror
- Tracking Apparatus