Cameras for Astronomy

Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


This chapter describes the cameras most commonly used for astronomical photography. The main component in these cameras is a concave mirror S that forms the image of an object at infinity on its focal plane. The image formed by such a system usually exhibits aberrations that are too large to be acceptable.


Focal Length Spherical Aberration Primary Mirror Spherical Mirror Aperture Stop 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni “R. Caccioppoli”Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NapoliItaly

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