The Klevtsov–Cassegrain telescope is a type of catadioptric Cassegrain telescope that uses a spherical primary mirror and a sub-aperture secondary corrector group composed of a small lens and a Mangin mirror.
In the Klevtsov-Cassegrain all of the optical surfaces are spherical or near-spherical. The secondary Mangin mirror (M 2 ) and the meniscus corrector (C) are held in place by a spider vane and the front of the telescope tube is otherwise open.
These types of telescopes have the disadvantage of spider to hold the corrector causing diffraction artifacts and, since multiple surfaces are involved, achieving good aberration correction can be very complex.
This design was originally envisaged by G. I. Popov with a practical implementation by Yuri A. Klevtsov. Commercial manufactures of the design include Novosibirsk TAL and Vixen.
- New optical systems for small-size telescopes (abstract)
- New optical systems for small-size telescopes
- Diffraction effects of telescope secondary mirror spiders on various image-quality criteria
- - Vladimir Sacek, telescope-optics.net, Notes on AMATEUR TELESCOPE OPTICS, CATADIOPTRIC TELESCOPES, 10.2.1
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