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Support and position control of primary and secondary mirrors on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Telescope
Author(s): Larry N. Carey; Russell E. Owen; James E. Gunn; Walter A. Siegmund; Edward J. Mannery; Charles L. Hull; Yorke J. Brown
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Paper Abstract

The support and position control systems for both the primary and secondary mirror of the SDSS Telescope allow the mirrors up to 12 mm of precisely positioned axial motion, as well as limited tilt and transverse motion. This paper describes the final design and operation of these systems. Some relative strengths and limitations of the components and problems encountered with their implementation are also summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456997
Show Author Affiliations
Larry N. Carey, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Russell E. Owen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
James E. Gunn, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Walter A. Siegmund, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Edward J. Mannery, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Charles L. Hull, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Yorke J. Brown, Independent Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4836:
Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries
J. Anthony Tyson; Sidney Wolff, Editor(s)

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