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Pressure measurements on the 76-m Jodrell Bank radio telescope and a scaled down model in the wind tunnel
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Paper Abstract

ESO will measure pressure fluctations on the surface of the 76m radio telescope at Jodrell bank and on a scaled down model of this telescope in a wind tunnel. The data will be used to calculate the effect of pressure variations on the overall deformation of the mirror and in particular the effect on segment to segment misalignments taking into account the correction capabilities of the segment supports.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5497, Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561009
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Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Enzo T. Brunetto, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Franz Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marco Quattri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5497:
Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy
Simon C. Craig; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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