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To make parallel.
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It's fortunate that collimating a Schmidt-Cassegrain is this simple, because good collimation is critical for peak performance.
The company also intends to expand the material's application to various functional films and screen materials for applications including rear-projection screens by exploiting its thinness, light weight and high optical transparency as well as its superior light diffusion and collimating properties.
The task of precisely collimating the neutron beam is very important for our experimental scheme because the neutron beam passes close to the detectors.
A special collimating lens captures and then focuses the light from the LEDs to the fiber optic panel.
The Model ONS-0383 telecentric collimating measuring magnifier is designed to prevent errors due to parallax when objects are viewed and measured.
It was built in a mahogany housing for stability and had an adjustable width entrance slit, a 20-cm focal length quartz collimating lens, a Comu quartz prism, a 20-cm quartz camera lens and a plate holder for a 3.25 x 4in.
"The tricky part is to explain why this kind of process ends up collimating the wind so that it begins to flow parallel to [the star's] rotation axis," Shu says.