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Thermal and wind control of the VLT
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Paper Abstract

During the design phase of the ESO Very Large Telescope considerably emphasis was placed on providing the means of controlling and monitoring thermal and wind disturbances. Today, about one year after the start of operation of the first Unit Telescope, much has been learned about the behavior of the telescope, and also about the optimum control strategies to reduce such disturbances. This paper outlines the current strategy for the control of environmental disturbances and discuses some of the lessons that have been learned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393915
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Martin J. Cullum, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4004:
Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
Thomas A. Sebring; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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