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Design and analysis of support system of the LAMOST primary mirror
Author(s): Xuefei Gong; Xiangqun Cui; Haiyuan Chen; Xizhang Ye; Ru Zhang
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Paper Abstract

LAMOST (The Large Sky Area Multi-object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope) is a reflecting Schmidt telescope. There are two large segmented mirrors in LAMOST: One is the Schmidt plate MA, and the other is the spherical primary mirror MB. The dimension of MB is about 6.7m×6m and it is face down in 25°. MB is composed of 37 hexagonal sub-mirrors. During the observation, one should maintain the correct mirror figure for each sub-mirror and co-focus for all 37 sub-mirrors to obtain the good image, even it is an unconventional designed telescope without tracking movement on the primary mirror. This paper presents the design and the finite element analysis for the whole primary mirror support system, which includes the optimization of the mirror support points distribution, the design and the testing of the prototype of MB sub-cell, the structure analysis and the design of the mirror support truss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.456769
Show Author Affiliations
Xuefei Gong, NIAOT/National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Xiangqun Cui, NIAOT/National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Haiyuan Chen, NIAOT/National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Xizhang Ye, NIAOT/National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Ru Zhang, NIAOT/National Astronomical Observatories (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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