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Temperature measurement system for a 3.5-meter borosilicate mirror
Author(s): Charles L. Hull; Walter A. Siegmund; Dan Long
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Paper Abstract

Optimizing the performance of a telescope requires the ability to accurately measure and monitor the spatial variation of temperature in critical components. Surfaces near a telescope may warm or chill ambient air and cause image degradation. It is desirable to monitor the temperature of such systems. The design, fabrication and testing of a reliable, low-cost, multiplexed temperature measurement system with a resolution and stability approaching 0.01 degree(s)C is described. This system, with 176 temperature sensors, will be used to monitor the performance of a 3.5 m borosilicate mirror ventilation system. It is applicable to a broad range of telescope and telescope enclosure temperature measurement problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176258
Show Author Affiliations
Charles L. Hull, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Walter A. Siegmund, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Dan Long, Apache Point Observatory (United States)


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

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