off-axis reflector


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Noun1.off-axis reflector - a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewedoff-axis reflector - a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed
reflecting telescope, reflector - optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece; "Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"
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Suffice it to say, an off-axis reflector isn't entirely out of character.
Concerning the system optic, an ideal Gaussian beam feed horn with edge taper and taper angle from SPIRA datasheet [5], combined with a parabolic off-axis reflector, has been used.
It is a relatively unknown design--an eccentric-pupil Newtonian reflector, more commonly (though incorrectly) called an off-axis reflector. This means it has the perfect color performance of a reflector but lacks a central obstruction.