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B How can I calculate this hyperbola's equation?

  1. Nov 19, 2017 #1
    Hello. I am currently trying to calculate the equation of a hyperbola, which I have little experience with. The hyperbola has a "sphere radius" of 153mm and a "hyperbolic factor" of 21500. I haven't been able to find anything online about what these mean and am lost. The parameters where given to me by a program called optical ray tracer which is used to model light rays in 2D. I am currently designing a telescope's mirror.
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  3. Nov 19, 2017 #2


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    Hello liamnerf

    Welcome to PF!

    This may be of help.
  4. Nov 19, 2017 #3


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    The Wikipedia page could also be of help.
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