Variable shape telescopic mirror

Augousti, Andreas Theodoros (1992) A T Augousti Variable shape telescopic mirror. .


A telescope mirror 10 comprises a substrate 11 with a reflecting surface 12 and having a network of electrical conductors 14 located in a magnetic field. By supplying respective adjustable electrical current to the individual conductors, the mirror is constrained to adopt a desired shape. The mirror may comprise a plurality of discrete segments 20 e.g. concentric annuli separated by magnetic poles.

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