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Performance of the W.M. Keck telescope active mirror control system
Author(s): Richard W. Cohen; Terry S. Mast; Jerry E. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The active mirror control system of the W.M. Keck telescope maintains the optical figure of the segmented primary mirror under the changing influences of gravity and temperature. The ultimate performance of the system depends on the size of the calibration errors and on its stability. The design error budget calls for the calibrated mirror control system to contribute an image blur less than 0.1 arc seconds (80% enclosed energy) over the full range of operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176173
Show Author Affiliations
Richard W. Cohen, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Terry S. Mast, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jerry E. Nelson, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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