Abstract

We developed a baffle design method based on a combination of the results of optical design software and analytical relations formulated herein. The method finds the exact solution for baffle parameters of a modified Ritchey–Chretien telescope by iteratively solving the analytical relations using the actual ray coordinates of the telescope computed with the aid of optical design software. The baffle system so designed not only blocks the direct rays of stray light reaching the image plane but also provides minimum obscuration to imaging light. Based on the iterative method, we proposed a baffle design approach for a rectangular-image-format telescope.

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