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Galileo Italian National Telescope (TNG) drive system: components, methods, and performances
Author(s): Dario Mancini
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Paper Abstract

The Galileo National Telescope (TNG) is an Italian 3.5 m class optical telescope to be located in La Palma (Spain), whose main elements have been derived from those of the ESO New Technology Telescope. Construction of TNG is well in progress, and the first light should be obtained in the second half of 1995. This paper gives a general overview on the drive system, that, together with a detailed diagnostic, should ensure high performances in pointing and tracking and a high level of reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176203
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Dario Mancini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


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

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