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Progress on the UKIRT upgrades program
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Paper Abstract

All the major components of the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT) Upgrades program are now in place. The thrust of the program has shifted to developing the new telescope capabilities so that performance is maintained under real observing conditions. This paper presents an overview of the current state of affairs and focuses on how we have implemented the secondary mirror and fast guide systems and how we control the active primary mirror system to minimize the telescope aberrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284221
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas P. Rees, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Stefan Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3112:
Telescope Control Systems II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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