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Mechanical design of the Large Binocular Telescope
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Paper Abstract

We describe the solutions adopted for the most important mechanical subsystems of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT, formerly Columbus Project), which is now in the phase of detailed design. We report in particular the design and the results of static and dynamic finite element analysis of the open telescope elevation structure, of the azimuth structure, of the cantilever swing arms supporting the auxiliary optics, and of the primary mirror cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176248
Show Author Affiliations
Ciro Del Vecchio, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Luciano Miglietta, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Warren B. Davison, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)

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

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