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Control system for the William Herschel Telescope: performance and recent developments
Author(s): Robert A. Laing
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Paper Abstract

The William Herschel Telescope is a 4.2 m altazimuth design which has been in operation since 1987. The architecture of its control system is briefly outlined, and measurements of pointing, tracking, and field rotation are presented. Recent developments, including accurate algorithms for offset guiding, correction of errors due to refracting optics, and automation of the acquisition procedure, are described.

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Date Published: 8 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2479, Telescope Control Systems, (8 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211449
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Robert A. Laing, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2479:
Telescope Control Systems
Patrick T. Wallace, Editor(s)

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