optical train

optical train

[′äp·tə·kəl ′trān]
(optics)
The series of lenses, mirrors, and prisms of an optical apparatus, such as a microscope or telescope, through which the light rays pass.
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Requires an additional %-inch of back focus in your telescope's optical train.
Of course, with LEDs, the chip is just the starting point and one part of a whole system that also includes the heat sink, the driver and the optical train.
The grants will see the company developing a novel intraoperative OCT system that will be consolidated directly into the optical train of the microscope.
The lens panels are combined with a Secondary Optical Element (SOE) to create a complete optical train package for assembly directly into Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) modules.
A selection of images of NGC 7008 received by the Section are included with this article (depending upon the optical train in the individual telescopes some images are flipped compared to others).
PLEX Corp/Wisconsin presented two final optical train concepts, one uses a Grazing Incidence Metal Mirror as a final optic, the other uses a dielectric mirror.
The major difference among TOF instruments is the axial or linear optical train where mass bias is minimalized vs the right angle or orthogonal optical train where there are slight resolution advantages but significant mass bias disadvantages.
The availability of a detector that responds directly to UV photons means drastic changes can be made to the AN/AAR-57's optical train, starting with the elimination of the current FOA, as well as the image intensifier (along with its high voltage power supply) and the CCD.
That student's telescope was a symphony of gleaming metal, from the aluminum tube housing a long-focus 6-inch Newtonian optical train, to the massive German equatorial mount complete with a (presumably homemade) motorized, variable-speed drive.
PLEXIGLAS Solar Pre-Fab acrylic lens panels are combined with a Secondary Optical Element (SOE) to create a complete optical train package for assembly directly into Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) modules.
At the time of writing, the simple Newtonian optical train is installed and fully operational on the 30", which saw 'First Light' on October 4.
For optimum results, the telescope and eyepiece must be considered together as part of a single optical train.

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