Application ID: 70241
The Keck Telescope is a 10 meter diameter telescope with a Ritchey-Chretien optical design. It is noted for being one of the first large optical telescopes to utilize a lightweight segmented primary mirror. This tutorial demonstrates how to use built-in polygonal mirrors from the COMSOL Part Library to construct a model of the Keck Telescope segmented primary mirror.
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