From tom@clark.phys.nwu.edu Wed Jun 4 11:07 CDT 1997 Return-Path:Received: from relay.acns.nwu.edu by belmont.astro.nwu.edu. (SMI-8.6/SMI-SVR4) id LAA01767; Wed, 4 Jun 1997 11:07:42 -0500 Received: from clark.phys.nwu.edu (clark.phys.nwu.edu [129.105.151.58]) by relay.acns.nwu.edu with SMTP (8.7.6/8.7.1) id LAA08666 for ; Wed, 4 Jun 1997 11:19:59 -0500 (CDT) Received: by clark.phys.nwu.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA08885; Wed, 4 Jun 97 11:36:05 CDT Date: Wed, 4 Jun 97 11:36:05 CDT From: tom@clark.phys.nwu.edu (Tom Renbarger) Message-Id: <9706041636.AA08885@clark.phys.nwu.edu> To: novak@relay.acns.nwu.edu Subject: Re: SPARO optics Cc: jdotson@belmont.astro.nwu.edu, tom@relay.acns.nwu.edu Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2353 Status: RO Jessie, Giles: Here are the preliminary results for the new set of SPARO lenses. Viper Telescope (assumes we illuminate a diameter of 70 cm on the primary) F/2.09 Plate Scale = 2.35 arcmin/mm S0 = 43.7" (distance between image of primary and focal plane) Physical Lengths S1 = 5.25" (distance from focal plane to pupil, "a" in Jessie's notes) S2 = 5.25" (distance from pupil to array, "b" in Jessie's notes) Lenses Field Lens (quartz, n = 2.1075) f = 4.69" R = 5.19" (plano-convex) diameter = 0.75" thickness = 0.10" We have three lenses of f = 4.65", which could be used as backups in a pinch. Pupil Lens (quartz, n = 2.1075) f = 2.625" R = 5.81" (convex-convex) diameter = 1.75" thickness = 0.18" We have two f = 2.53" lenses, not really good enough even as backups. Array Lens (quartz, n = 2.1075) f = 5.25" R = 5.81" (plano-convex) diameter = 0.75" thickness = 0.10" We have two f = 5.25" lenses, so we're OK although lacking any backups. Beam Size (assumes we illuminate 70 cm diameter on Viper primary) Beam Size = (Plate Scale)*(entrance aperture of Winston cones) = 7 arcmin. Assumptions: The image of the primary on Viper is at the chopper. X-vertex and Z-vertex in Jessie's notes correspond to the point where the central ray hits a given optical element on Viper. The array will have a diagonal length of the Winston cone aperture (3.05 mm) times a geometrical factor of 2*sqrt(2) + 1, assuming a 3 by 3 array with adjacent cones touching. This length turns out to be about 0.47". The array lens was therefore specified to have a 0.75" diameter for relative ease of mounting at the lowest possible price. The spacing between array and pupil was determined for a 1.5" pupil diameter at F/3.5. A pupil lens diameter of 1.75" was chosen to give a slightly over- sized pupil even after mounting to optimize throughput. The one assumption I could not verify was whether we actually would illuminate 70 cm on the Viper primary. I would certainly agree that IF we illuminate 70 cm on the primary THEN the beam size would be 7 arcmin. However, I lack either the information or the know-how to verify this. See how this looks to you, and we can talk about it next week. By the way, the prices for one field lens and one pupil lens would be about $1100 with a four week lead time. Tom