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GUACAMOLE: the GTC guiding, acquisition, and calibration module
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Paper Abstract

Modern Acquisition and Guiding systems provide a range of services with the aim of optimizing telescope performance. These include wavefront sensing for active optics, fast guiding and measurement of seeing. On a segmented-mirror telescope, the Acquisition and Guiding system may also be expected to provide measurements of the piston errors between the primary mirror segments. The Guacamole (GUiding, Acquisition and CAlibration MOduLE) system of the 10 m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) has been designed to provide all of these services. Complete systems will be installed at each of the GTC Nasmyth foci. The requirements of this system are presented and a preliminary design is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391505
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas Devaney, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Cavaller-Marques, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Lotti Jochum, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
C. Delores Bello, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Javier Castro, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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