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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design
Author(s): Shawn Callahan; William Gressler; Sandrine J. Thomas; Chuck Gessner; Mike Warner; Jeff Barr; Paul J. Lotz; German Schumacher; Oliver Wiecha; George Angeli; John Andrew; Chuck Claver; Bill Schoening; Jacques Sebag; Victor Krabbendam; Doug Neill; Ed Hileman; Gary Muller; Constanza Araujo ; Alfredo Orden Martinez; Manuel Perezagua Aguado; Luis García-Marchena; Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña; Francisco M. Romero; Ricardo Rodríguez; José Carlos González; Marco Venturini
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the status and details of the large synoptic survey telescope1,2,3 mount assembly (TMA). On June 9th, 2014 the contract for the design and build of the large synoptic survey telescope mount assembly (TMA) was awarded to GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. and Asturfeito, S.A. The design successfully passed the preliminary design review on October 2, 2015 and the final design review January 29, 2016. This paper describes the detailed design by subsystem, analytical model results, preparations being taken to complete the fabrication, and the transportation and installation plans to install the mount on Cerro Pachón in Chile. This large project is the culmination of work by many people and the authors would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the success of this project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2016
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060M (18 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232996
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Shawn Callahan, LSST (United States)
William Gressler, LSST (United States)
Sandrine J. Thomas, LSST (United States)
Chuck Gessner, LSST (United States)
Mike Warner, LSST (United States)
Jeff Barr, LSST (United States)
Paul J. Lotz, LSST (United States)
German Schumacher, LSST (United States)
Oliver Wiecha, LSST (United States)
George Angeli, LSST (United States)
John Andrew, LSST (United States)
Chuck Claver, LSST (United States)
Bill Schoening, LSST (United States)
Jacques Sebag, LSST (United States)
Victor Krabbendam, LSST (United States)
Doug Neill, LSST (United States)
Ed Hileman, LSST (United States)
Gary Muller, LSST (United States)
Constanza Araujo , LSST (United States)
Alfredo Orden Martinez, GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. (Spain)
Manuel Perezagua Aguado, GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. (Spain)
Luis García-Marchena, GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. (Spain)
Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña, IK4 Tekniker (Spain)
Francisco M. Romero, Asturfeito S.A. (Spain)
Ricardo Rodríguez, Asturfeito S.A. (Spain)
José Carlos González, Asturfeito S.A. (Spain)
Marco Venturini, Phase Motion Control S.r.L. (Italy)


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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