Considerations on balloon-borne far infrared telescopes

Lucio Piccirillo, Arturo Moleti, Silvia Masi

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    The design of a telescope devoted to infrared and millimetric differential measurements is described. The optics are well corrected for aberrations, either in the on-axis or in the off-axis configurations, for tilt angles ∼1° of the secondary mirror. The diffraction pattern at large angles is calculated as a function of the surface quality and the in flight background at ballon altitude is estimated. © 1987.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-225
    Number of pages10
    JournalInfrared Physics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1987


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