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Design, alignment, and deployment of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package
Author(s): Brian Vattiat; Gary J. Hill; Hanshin Lee; Walter Moreira; Niv Drory; Jason Ramsey; Linda Elliot; Martin Landriau; Dave M. Perry; Richard Savage; Herman Kriel; Marco Häuser; Florian Mangold
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Paper Abstract

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is undergoing an upgrade to increase the field of view to 22 arc-minutes with the dark energy survey HETDEX the initial science goal [1]. Here we report on the design, alignment, and deployment of a suite of instruments located at prime focus of the upgraded HET. This paper reviews the integration of motion control electronics and software and alignment of those electromechanical systems. Use of laser trackers, alignment telescopes, and other optical alignment techniques are covered. Deployment onto the upgraded telescope is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91474J (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056407
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Brian Vattiat, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Gary J. Hill, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Hanshin Lee, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Walter Moreira, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Niv Drory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Jason Ramsey, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Linda Elliot, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Martin Landriau, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Dave M. Perry, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Richard Savage, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Herman Kriel, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Marco Häuser, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Florian Mangold, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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