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Synchronization of off-centered dome and 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope
Author(s): Maheswar Gopinathan; Sanjit Sahu; Shobhit Yadava; Purshottam Jangid; Biman Jyoti Medhi; Pramesh Rao; Brijesh Kumar; Amitesh Omar; Wahab Uddin
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Paper Abstract

A 3.6m aperture telescope has been installed at Devasthal recently and once commissioned this would be the largest optical telescope in India. The integration of the telescope was carried out by lifting the components from inside the telescope building. To make this possible, the position of the telescope was shifted by 1.85m from the dome centre at an angle of 255 degree with respect to the north. This posed a serious challenge in synchronizing the dome with the telescope movement. In this contribution we will be presenting the synchronization algorithm and dome control software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99134O (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234730
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Maheswar Gopinathan, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Sanjit Sahu, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Shobhit Yadava, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Purshottam Jangid, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Biman Jyoti Medhi, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Pramesh Rao, National Ctr. for Radio Astrophysics (India)
Brijesh Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Amitesh Omar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Wahab Uddin, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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