Products/Services for Astronomical Mirror
Spherical Mirrors - (90 companies)
Mirror Mounts - (26 companies)
Optical Lens Assemblies - (144 companies)
Hot Mirrors and Cold Mirrors - (44 companies)
Parabolic Mirrors - (36 companies)
Monochromators - (42 companies)
Laser Mirrors - (85 companies)
Flat Mirrors - (139 companies)
Optical Mirrors - (391 companies)
Telescopes - (59 companies)
Product News for Astronomical Mirror
Total Plastics, Inc.
Acrylic Mirror and Colored Acrylic Mirror Acrylic Mirror and Colored Acrylic Mirror. Acrylic mirror and colored acrylic mirror are rigid, impact-resistant, weatherable and lightweight thermoplastic sheets. Acrylic mirror offers excellent optical quality with half the weight of glass and many times the impact resistance. Acrylic mirror sheet offers the high clarity of glass mirror and the ease of handling and fabricating expected of extruded sheet. Their acrylic mirrored products can easily be cut, routed, drilled and cemented... (read more)Browse Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film Datasheets for Total Plastics, Inc.
Advanced Optics, Inc.
Optical Mirrors Advanced Optics has been manufacturing precision optical mirrors for over 45 years. Our product line consists of optical mirrors made from Borofloat, Supremax, fused silica, zerodur and Bk7 with surface accuracy available up to 1/20 wave. Standard coatings include protected and bare aluminum, protected and bare gold, protected silver, aluminum magnesium fluoride, and enhanced aluminum (one specifically designed for the visible region of the spectrum and one... (read more)Browse Optical Mirrors Datasheets for Advanced Optics, Inc.
Cascade Optical Corp.
Dielectric Mirrors quality guaranty a very high laser induced damage threshold. Next plot shows spectral performance of the high power laser mirror designed to operate @ 1064 nm over 0°±30° with reflection higher than 99.95% for R, Rs and Rp. Our HR coatings designed to operate from 1030 to 1310 nm showed no laser-induced damage when exposed to 10 MW/cm² power density of CW laser. Several of our laser line mirrors designed to operate within 1030 and 1310 range passed tests with 10 J/cm² @ 3 ns pulsewidth... (read more)Browse Optical Coating Services Datasheets for Cascade Optical Corp.
Cascade Optical Corp.
COLD MIRRORS Cold mirrors are a special case of blocking short and passing long waves. Typical "Cold mirror" reflects wavelengths shorter than 700 nm. In this case 830 nm is selected as a half-maximum T point, cut-on point is 800 nm, and 700 nm is cut-off point. These filters can be use to reduce "noise" illumination in the visible and increase quantum efficiency for NIR detection. They are commonly used in night vision camera systems. They are also used as IR illumination filtration. One can illuminate... (read more)
Hot Mirrors Hot Mirrors. Hot Mirrors perform as their name states: they reflect the heat and transmit the visible light. All of the coatings are classified as hard, first-surface dielectric, and will meet or exceed the specified humidity and abrasion specifications. To prevent cracking or crazing from high heat applications, all coatings are deposited onto a low-expansion material such as borosilicate glass. (read more)Browse Hot Mirrors and Cold Mirrors Datasheets for Andover Corporation
Custom Hot Mirrors & Cold Mirrors Dichroic mirrors (or beamsplitters) guide light by selectively transmitting and reflecting different wavelengths - commonly used to combine light from multiple LEDs into a common light path, or in reverse separating white light or fluorescence excitation and emission bands into discrete components. Cold Mirrors - Separate heat and light by reflecting visible and transmitting infrared - commonly at a 45 ° angle (also available for plane mirrors, reflectors, and other optics). (read more)
Cascade Optical Corp.
Metal-Dielectric Mirror Coating cleanable with tissues soaked in alcohol or acetone. Bare gold mirrors are commonly used in instruments where mirrors cannot have any polarization effects. Of course chemical and environmental durability of gold are another important reasons why gold can be used as optical mirror without any protective layer. However, if mirror has to meet either moderate or severe abrasion then gold coating has to be protected with one or more hard dielectric layers. Thickness of dielectric layers is selected... (read more)Browse Coating Services Datasheets for Cascade Optical Corp.
Piezosystem Jena, Inc.
Miniature Plane-Mirror Interferometer Piezosystem Jena's SP-Series miniature plane-mirror interferometers are precision length-measurement instruments designed for incorporation into customer-supplied systems, and are readily adapted to suit a wide variety of experimental setups and tasks. Their miniaturized sensor head allows their employment as permanently installed metrological systems. Planar mirrors or other optical quality reflective surfaces may be employed as reflectors on their translating arms, and may be angularly... (read more)Browse Interferometers Datasheets for Piezosystem Jena, Inc.
The Kahn Companies
Chilled Mirror Optical Hygrometers Kahn offers two chilled mirror optical hygrometer products, Optidew and Series 4000, to meet the requirements of a broad range of dewpoint measurement applications. Each product is available in a variety of models to suit the user's specific needs. Kahn's 20 years of experience in chilled mirror technology has produced extremely sensitive (parts per billion), accurate and drift-free instrumentation for measurement of gas depwoint. All Kahn hygrometers offer measurement traceability to national... (read more)Browse Hygrometers and Humidity Measurement Instruments Datasheets for The Kahn Companies
In newer astronomical observatories, the mirrors used in reflecting telescopes are not single mirrors cast in one piece like in the older telescopes, but in fact they use small mirror segments that are computer-aligned for the purpose of exactly locating them in the contour of the mirror...
...scientists use adaptive optics, borrowed from the US military. In 1953, Horace W. Babcock, a Berkeley-based inventor of astronomical instruments, proposed a scientifically simple, though technologically tricky, concept: By manipulating a reflective surface, he wrote, it should be possible to compensate...
...with larger mirrors and more powerful magnification. "For a few years now there's been a feeling in the astronomical community that the era of the 1-meter telescope is over, that there's no use for them, and they should all be closed down," said Gould. "But I think that if you're creative in how you use...
astronomical research and continues its quest to gain recognition as one of the top 10 astronomy departments in the country. Towards that goal they joined the (LBT) project, currently under construction at the near Safford, AZ, in 1997. When completed, the LBT will be the worlds largest telescope on a single...
...should continue to balloon outward indefinitely. Reporting their preliminary observations today at the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, the team, led by Peter Garnavich of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, MA, concludes there is insufficient...
...at the American Astronomical Society meeting. Nelson also will deliver the 1995 Heineman Prize Lecture, "The Keck Observatory: Challenges and Promise," at 11:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 15, in the Allegheny I and II rooms, Pittsburgh Vista Hotel. PITTSBURGH, PA--The W. M. Keck Telescope, mankind's...
...to prevent the Webb's own heat radiation from exceeding the brightness of the distant cool astronomical objects. Before and during launch, the mirror will be folded up. Once the telescope is placed in its orbit, ground controllers will send a message telling the telescope to unfold its high-tech mirror...
Astronomers -- continued. for moving an iodine cell into a beam, opening a light port,. According to a UCO data report, the beginnings of. moving a mirror into a beam and opening a mirror cover. 8- to 10-meter astronomical telescope development began at. The logic control provided by the RIO ensured...
astronomical units (AUs) -- about 280 million miles -- from the sun. (An AU is the distance between the sun and the earth.) "Thats where we saw it taking place when we observed Halleys Comet several years ago," Wagner said. But Wagner and Schleicher made their observations when Hale-Bopp was much farther away...
EDPS account. Latest articles FREE. Email-alert. Free access. Issue. A&A. Volume 507, Number 3, December I 2009. Page(s). 1739 - 1757. Section. Astronomical instrumentation. DOI. http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912271. Published online. 08 October 2009. Top. Abstract. 1 Introduction. 2...
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Interferometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An astronomical interferometer consists of two or more separate telescopes that combine their signals, offering a resolution equivalent to that of a
Honeycomb mirror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A honeycomb mirror is a large mirror usually used as the primary mirror in astronomical reflecting telescopes whose face is supported by a ribbed
Liquid Mirror Telescopes on the Moon - NASA Science
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LHEA X-RAY MIRROR LAB
At the Mirror Laboratory of the EUD X-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory, we research and develop mirror systems for astronomical X-ray telescopes.