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Mechanical conceptual design of 6.5 meter telescope: Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM)
Author(s): Jorge Uribe; Vicente Bringas; Noe Reyes; Carlos Tovar; Aldo López; Xóchitl Caballero; César Martínez; Gengis Toledo; William Lee; Alberto Carramiñana; Jesús González; Michael Richer; Beatriz Sánchez; Diana Lucero; Rogelio Manuel; Saúl Rubio; Germán González; Obed Hernández; José Segura; Eduardo Macias; Mary García; José Lazaro; Fabián Rosales; Luis del Llano
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Paper Abstract

Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM) project intends to build a 6.5 meters telescope with alt-azimuth design, currently at the conceptual design. The project is an association between Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica Electrónica (INAOE) in partnership with department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory of University of Arizona and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory of Harvard University. Conceptual design of the telescope is lead and developed by the Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI). An overview of the feasibility study and the structural conceptual design are summarized in this paper. The telescope concept is based on telescopes already commissioned such as MMT and the Baade and Clay Magellan telescopes, building up on these proven concepts. The main differences relative to the Magellan pair are; the elevation axis is located 1 meter above the primary mirror vertex, allowing for a similar field of view at the Cassegrain and both Nasmyth focal stations; instead of using a vane ends to position the secondary mirror TSPM considers an Steward platform like MMT; finally TSPM has a larger floor distance to m1 cell than Magellans and MMT. Initially TSPM will operate with an f/5 Cassegrain station, but the design considers further Nasmyth configurations from a Cassegrain f/5 up to a Gregorian f/11. The telescope design includes 7 focal stations: 1 Cassegrain; 2 Nasmyth; and 4 folded-Cassegrain. The telescope will be designed and manufactured in Mexico, will be design in Queretaro by CIDESI and built between Queretaro and Michoacán manufacturing facilities; it will be preassembled in these facilities and disassembled to send it to the San Pedro Mártir Observatory for final integration. The azimuth and altitude structure is planned to be constructed in modules and transported by truck and shipped to Ensenada and finally to the OAN where is going to be finally assembled, verified and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062E (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232666
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Jorge Uribe, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Vicente Bringas, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Noe Reyes, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Carlos Tovar, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Aldo López, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Xóchitl Caballero, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
César Martínez, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Gengis Toledo, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
William Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alberto Carramiñana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Jesús González, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Michael Richer, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Beatriz Sánchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Diana Lucero, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Rogelio Manuel, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Saúl Rubio, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Germán González, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Obed Hernández, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
José Segura, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Eduardo Macias, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Mary García, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
José Lazaro, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Fabián Rosales, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electronica (Mexico)
Luis del Llano, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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