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Preparing space telescope primary mirror

Preparing space telescope primary mirror

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Caption

The 2. Space Telescope primary mirror during the initial grinding phase of its fabrication by the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. Perkin-Elmer optical engineers are shown checking the curvature of the mirror with a spherometer, prior to its final polishing and subsequent coating. The 'eggcrate' structure of the mirror core is emphasised in this view.

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