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Latest developments of active optics of the ESO NTT and the implications for the ESO VLT
Author(s): Lothar Noethe; G. Andreoni; Francis Franza; Paul Giordano; Fritz Merkle; Raymond N. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The latest developments of active optics of the ESO NTT include the reduction of friction in the lateral supports of the primary mirror and in the positioning system of the secondary mirror. The most important remaining problem is the local air condition. The implications for the ESO VLT and the latest developments in the design of its active optics are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48817
Show Author Affiliations
Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Andreoni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francis Franza, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Giordano, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Fritz Merkle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Raymond N. Wilson, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1542:
Active and Adaptive Optical Systems
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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