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Manufacturing feasibility, assembly, and testing of the Gemini mirror cell
Author(s): James A. Lidbury
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Paper Abstract

The AURA Gemini Project Office proposed a mild steel closed cell structure to support the Primary mirror for the 8 meter Optical telescope. This paper deals the fabrication requirements, the method of construction, and the assembly of such a structure. The final assembly of all the actuators, other equipment including the testing of the complete mirror cell using a special concrete mirror is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176243
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James A. Lidbury, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


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

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