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Modernization of the Mayall Telescope control system: design, implementation, and performance
Author(s): David Sprayberry; Patrick Dunlop; Matthew Evatt; Larry Reddell; Shelby Gott; James R. George; John Donaldson; Robert J. Stupak; Robert Marshall; Behzad Abareshi; Deanna Stover; Michael Warner; Rolando E. Cantarutti; Ronald G. Probst
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Paper Abstract

Motivated by a desire to improve the KPNO Mayall 4m telescope’s pointing and tracking performance prior to the start of the DESI installation and by a need to improve the maintainability of its telescope control system (TCS), we recently completed a major modernization of that system based heavily on recent changes made at the CTIO Blanco 4m, as described by Warner et al (2012). We describe here the things we did differently from the Blanco upgrade. We also present results from the as-built performance of the new servo and pointing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990608 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233177
Show Author Affiliations
David Sprayberry, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Patrick Dunlop, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Matthew Evatt, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Larry Reddell, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Shelby Gott, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
James R. George, 1-9-2 Take (Japan)
John Donaldson, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Robert J. Stupak, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Robert Marshall, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Behzad Abareshi, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Deanna Stover, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Michael Warner, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Rolando E. Cantarutti, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Ronald G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


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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