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Primary mirror support system for the SUBARU Telescope
Author(s): Masanori Iye; Keiichi Kodaira
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Paper Abstract

The Japan National Large Telescope `SUBARU' will be completed on the summit of Mauna Kea by the end of the century. One of the major characteristics new to the SUBARU telescope is the active support system for its large monolithic primary mirror, which has 261 points of computer-controlled actuators to maintain a precise mirror figure. This paper describes the control principle, design concepts, results of engineering experiments and numerical simulations of the active support system to ensure the high imaging performance of this system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176247
Show Author Affiliations
Masanori Iye, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Keiichi Kodaira, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)

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

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