Wright telescope

Wright telescope

[′rīt ¦tel·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A modification of the Schmidt system in which the spherical primary mirror is replaced by an ellipsoidal mirror, and the corrector plate is modified accordingly.
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I began to formulate a design for a high-performance astrograph that would include a Ross-type corrector and make use of the mirror from my ill-fated attempt at a Wright telescope. Working with the optical design software offered as an option with the book Telescope Optics: Evaluation and Design, by Harrie Rutten and Martin van Venrooij (Willmann-Bell, 1988), I discovered that I could turn the paraboloid into a weak hyperboloid and eliminate the spherical aberration without harming the off-axis image.
His 5.6-inch Wright telescope was described in this magazine for August 1969, page 112.