Compound Cassegrain Telescopes

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


Very efficient optical configurations can be obtained for astronomical telescopes by combining one of the correctors described in the previous chapter with the Cassegrain scheme. Depending on the corrector chosen, a Schimdt–Cassegrain, Houghton–Cassegrain or Maksutov–Cassegrain telescope is obtained (see Figure 6.1).


Focal Length Spherical Aberration Primary Mirror Secondary Mirror Focal Surface 
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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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