Using Nodal Aberration Theory to understand the aberrations of multiple unobscured Three Mirror Anastigmatic (TMA) telescopes

Abstract

The alignment of three mirror anastigmatic (TMA) telescopes has been studied since their invention in the 60s. Recently, Thompson et al. reported that other than the conventional uniform coma over the field caused by misalignment, TMA telescopes display only one other misalignment induced aberration, field-asymmetric, field-linear astigmatism. Currently, an… (More)

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@inproceedings{Thompson2009UsingNA, title={Using Nodal Aberration Theory to understand the aberrations of multiple unobscured Three Mirror Anastigmatic (TMA) telescopes}, author={Kevin P. Thompson and Kyle Fuerschbach and Tobias Schmid and Jannick P. Rolland}, year={2009} }