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Local seeing determination by thermal-CFD analysis to optimize the European Solar Telescope image quality
Author(s): N. Vega Reyes; L. Cavaller; J. Marco de la Rosa; J. Baiges; A. Pont; D. Pérez-Sánchez; R. Codina; C. Grivel; M. Collados
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Paper Abstract

The European Solar Telescope, EST, ([1], [2]) is a 4-meter solar telescope to be built in the Canary Islands in the near future. In order to select the best configuration for the EST telescope facilities, thermal and CFD analyses have been carried out to evaluate the seeing degradation produced by the telescope environment. The aim of this study is to calculate the values of optical parameters in different configurations and to find out which one causes the lowest image quality degradation. Starting from the determination of seeing degradation along the optical path by CFD techniques, several configurations have been compared making it possible to decide the future development line for the EST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99121C (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230564
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N. Vega Reyes, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
L. Cavaller, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
J. Marco de la Rosa, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. Baiges, Univ. Politècnica di Catalunya (Spain)
A. Pont, Univ. Politècnica di Catalunya (Spain)
D. Pérez-Sánchez, Univ. Politècnica di Catalunya (Spain)
R. Codina, Univ. Politècnica di Catalunya (Spain)
C. Grivel, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Collados, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de la Laguna (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9912:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; James H. Burge, Editor(s)

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