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Mechanical structure of the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Ciro Del Vecchio; Warren B. Davison; Walter W. Gallieni; Gianfranco Rigato; Luciano Miglietta
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Paper Abstract

We present the final design of the alt/az structure of the large binocular telescope. As a final report of the structural performances of the telescope, this paper describes how the azimuth platform and the primary mirror cells have been modeled. Furthermore, a definition of the simulation of the various structural interfaces is given. Finally, the static and dynamic responses at various zenith angles are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269037
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Ciro Del Vecchio, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Warren B. Davison, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Walter W. Gallieni, Ads Italia Srl (Italy)
Gianfranco Rigato, EIE Srl (Italy)
Luciano Miglietta, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)

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

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