by Massimo Riccardi
Italian amateur Massimo Riccardi has developed an easy to use optical design program, loaded with powerful routines and analysis windows to design and evaluate the most advanced optical systems. It is aimed at amateurs who like to dabble in telescope design or who just like to explore the world of optics. Starting routines for the most common and favorite telescope systems makes it easy to design the basic system in minutes with just a few parameters. A powerful optimization routine can then be used to vary any number of surfaces to get the most ideal result.
The program comes on a CD and the original purchasers of the software will be allowed to download upgrades from our website when they become available. A perfect way to pass the time (and learn something about optics) on those cold dreary rainy nights.
If you have purchased ATMOS,
you will need to register it to receive software
Telescope Design Capability
One of the most useful and pleasant tool for the ATM is the "Telescope Design" Menu.
|Lens Data Editor||Matrix Spot-Diagam||Polychromatic Multi spot Diagram (through Focus/Field)|
|Ray-Intercept Curves||Geometric Point Spread Function (3D rotation)||Diffraction Point Spread Function(FFT method)|
|Wave front (3D rotation)||Interferogram||Through focus MTF (Modulation Transfer Function)|
|Longitudinal,Transversal Spherical Aberration and Coma (Offense against the Sine Condition)||Optimization window||2D Layouts|
ATMOS Sample Telescope Design Screens
|Maksutov-Cassegrain Design Window||Triplet Design Window|
|Schmidt-Cassegrain Design Window|
Price and Availability
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