6A65.31 - Distortion - Coma
Coma - Set up is the same as that for Chromatic Aberration. Turn the lens so that it is no longer perpendicular to the angle of the light from the slide projector. A figure that looks like a bow tie will be produced with one lobe red ringed and one lobe blue ringed.
- John H. Moore, Christopher C. Davis, Michael A. Coplan, "Coma", Building Scientific Apparatus 2nd Edition, p. 146.
- C. Harvey Palmer, "Experiment A13: The Off-Axis Aberrations of Lenses", Optics - Experiments and Demonstrations, John Hopkins Press, 1962.
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