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Analysis of tracking performance
Author(s): Toomas Erm
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Paper Abstract

Tracking errors of any kind will degrade the image quality of a telescope. By using a CCD camera to record image motion during blind tracking it is possible to analyze the resulting data and identify the origin of these errors. The part of the image motion which is caused by seeing effects has been analyzed in numerous papers and is not discussed in this report, which will instead concentrate on telescope and servo errors. A strategy for analyzing and identifying these errors is outlined and suggestions for further analysis are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.268988
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Toomas Erm, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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