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A zero distortion lens. was created by martinus

www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-r...offers-perfect-image

Speculating on the eventual applications of this in astronomy... :)
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: A zero distortion lens.

wow. thats very cool !!
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: A zero distortion lens.

The applications there are endless.
Goodbye to chromatic abb. vignetting. Heavy eyepieces. Etc etc. .....
What could be the applications for OTA's. ...
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: A zero distortion lens.

well, think of a 24 inch one of these on the front end of a F5 refractor, nice !!!
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Replied by martinus on topic Re: A zero distortion lens.

From the article: "the new device is completely scalable, from near-infrared to terahertz wavelengths, and simple to manufacture." (emphasis mine)

I think the highlighted part of that statement is one of the most exciting. If the manufacture is scaled, I don't think it's too far fetched to wonder what it means for the newtonian telescope in the long-term.

Pure speculation but not outside the realm of reality.
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