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Mechanical design of Altair, the Gemini-North adaptive optics system
Author(s): Scott C. Roberts; Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons; Kei Szeto; Andre Anthony; Greg Siddall; Robert Gaunt; Philip Shott; Jerry Sebesta; Karen Taylor; Dave Duncan
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Paper Abstract

Altair is the facility adaptive optics system for the Gemini-North 8-meter Telescope. This paper gives an overview of the key mechanical systems and feature of Altair including the optical bench assembly mechanics and opto- mechanics, the instrument structure, and the electronics enclosure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395418
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Scott C. Roberts, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Kei Szeto, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Andre Anthony, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Greg Siddall, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Robert Gaunt, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Philip Shott, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jerry Sebesta, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Karen Taylor, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Dave Duncan, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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