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Suspension assembly of SOFIA: the key subsystem connecting the telescope with the aircraft
Author(s): Eberhard Sust; Ulrich Weis
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Paper Abstract

One of the main requirements for the SOFIA Telescope Assembly is the achievement of a pointing stability of 0.2 arcsec. For ground based telescopes, this does not appear to be a major problem, caused by the use of heavy foundation to stabilize the telescopes to the ground. But since the SOFIA telescope is mounted into an aircraft, a high technology Suspension Assembly is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389109
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Eberhard Sust, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Ulrich Weis, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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