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Tinsley proves stress mirror polishing for giant segmented telescopes
Author(s): Ulrich Müller; Jay Daniel
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Paper Abstract

Latest progress on Tinsley methods are described for faster stress mirror polishing (SMP) of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) primary mirror segments as well as the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT). Most recent data is shown which illustrates that the SMP process is capable of producing very smooth surfaces to 1um PV, independent of the segment type being produced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8450, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 845025 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926718
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Müller, L-3 Communications Tinsley Labs. Inc. (United States)
Jay Daniel, L-3 Communications Tinsley Labs. Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8450:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Eric Prieto, Editor(s)

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