Astronomy And Astrophysics Library

G. Börner, Garching, Germany

A. Burkert, München, Germany

W. B. Burton, Charlottesville, VA, USA and

Leiden, The Netherlands M. A. Dopita, Canberra, Australia

T. Encrenaz, Meudon, France E. K. Grebel, Heidelberg, Germany

B. Leibundgut, Garching, Germany A. Maeder, Sauverny, Switzerland

V. Trimble, College Park, MD, and Irvine, CA, USA

Artist view of the Thirty Meter Telescope project (Tmt) based on a three-mirror design (Courtesy of the Tmt Observatory Corporation)
Artist view of the European Extremely Large Telescope project (E-Elt) based on a five-mirror design (Courtesy of the European Southern Observatory)

Gérard René Lemaitre

Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory

Active Optics Methods


Gérard René Lemaitre

Observatoire Astronomique Marseille Provence (OAMP)

Technopole Chateau Gombert

38 rue Frederic Joliot-Curie

13388 Marseille CX 13


[email protected]

Cover image: General view of the giant all-reflective Schmidt Lamost, in Xinglong Station, which started operations in 2008 (courtesy National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

ISBN: 978-3-540-68904-1 e-ISBN: 978-3-540-68905-8

DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-68905-8

Astronomy and Astrophysics Library ISSN: 0941-7834

Library of Congress Control Number: 2008936630 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

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