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Gemini primary mirror support system
Author(s): Larry M. Stepp; Eugene Huang; Myung K. Cho
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Paper Abstract

The primary mirror selected for the Gemini 8-m Telescopes is a thin meniscus made of Corning ULETM glass. The conceptual design of the Gemini support system has evolved in response to the properties of the meniscus mirror and the functional requirements of the Gemini Telescopes. This paper describes the design requirements, the design features, and predicted performance of this system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176192
Show Author Affiliations
Larry M. Stepp, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Eugene Huang, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Myung K. Cho, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project and Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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

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