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Baseline design of the LSST telescope mount assembly
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Paper Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter, 3.5 degree, wide-field survey telescope. The survey mission requires a short slew, settling time of 5 seconds for a 3.5 degree slew. Since it does not include a fast steering mirror, the telescope has stringent vibration limitations during observation. Meeting these requirements will be facilitated by a stiff compact Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) riding on a robust pier and by added damping. The TMA must also be designed to facilitate maintenance. The design is an altitude over azimuth welded and bolted assembly fabricated from mild steel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914518 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056432
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas R. Neill, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Ed Hileman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Jacques Sebag, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
William Gressler, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Oliver Wiecha, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Michael Warner, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
John Andrew, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Bill Schoening, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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