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MAORY for ELT: preliminary mechanical design of the support structure
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Paper Abstract

MAORY (Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY) is one of the four instruments for the ELT (Extremely Large Telescope) approved for construction. It is an adaptive optics module able to compensate the wavefront disturbances affecting the scientific observations, achieving high strehl ratio and high sky coverage. MAORY will be located on the straight-through port of the telescope Nasmyth platform and shall re-image the telescope focal plane to a wide field camera (MICADO) and a possible future second instrument. A trade-off study among different mechanical design options for the main mechanical structure has been carried out. This paper outlines an overview of the mechanical design that gives a better result in terms of stability, vibrations and manufacturing.

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Date Published: 12 July 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107034H (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314189
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Vincenzo De Caprio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Marco Riva, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Matteo Lombini, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Edoardo Redaelli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Enrico Cascone, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Mauro Patti, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Fausto Cortecchia, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Luca Terenzi, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Adriano De Rosa, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Enrico Giro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Marco Bonaglia, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Eric Stadler, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Philippe Feautrier, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Paolo Ciliegi, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Michele Bellazzini, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Simone Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Emiliano Diolaiti, INAF - Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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