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ESO VLT: III. The support system of the primary mirrors
Author(s): Michael W. Schneermann; Xiangqun Cui; Daniel Enard; Lothar Noethe; H. Postema
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Paper Abstract

The support system of the 8.2 meter primary mirrors of the ESO Very Large Telescope consists of 150 axial support at the back surface of the mirror and appr. 60 lateral supports at the outer and inner edge of the mirror. This paper describes the general design of the support system and the prototypes of the axial actuators.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19260
Show Author Affiliations
Michael W. Schneermann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Xiangqun Cui, European Southern Observatory (China)
Daniel Enard, European Southern Observatory (Italy)
Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
H. Postema, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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