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VST project: telescope dynamic analysis
Author(s): Pietro Schipani
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Paper Abstract

The VST (VLT Survey Telescope) is a 2.6 m class Alt-Az telescope to be installed at Mount Paranal in Chile, in the European Southern Observatory site. The VST is a wide-field imaging facility planned to supply databases for the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) science and carry out stand-alone observations in the UV to I spectral range. So far no telescope has been dedicated entirely to surveys; the VST will be the first survey telescope to start the operation in 2004, as a powerful survey facility for the VLT observatory. During the design phase a dynamic analysis of the telescope has been carried out using as inputs the data coming from the structural analysis of the mechanical system. This analysis has been used to build a model of the electro-mechanical system and to give an approximate estimation of the wind loading effect on the axes performance, based on the wind speed spectral model used at ESO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458658
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Pietro Schipani, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


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

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