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The principles of astronomical telescope design

This book presents a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design. It provides a general introduction to every aspect of telescope design. It also discusses the theory behind telescope design in depth, which makes it a good reference book for professional...

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Main Author: Cheng, Jingquan.
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Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York : Springer, [2009]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 631 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library ; 360.
Table of Contents:
  • Fundamentals of optical telescopes
  • Mirror design for optical telescopes
  • Telescope structures and control systems
  • Advanced techniques for optical telescopes
  • Space telescope projects and their development
  • Fundamentals of radio telescopes
  • Radio telescope design
  • Millimeter and submillimeter wavelength telescopes
  • Infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma ray telescopes
  • Gravitational wave, cosmic ray and dark matter telescopes
  • Review of astronomical telescopes.