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Study of the yoke for a 10m class telescope
Author(s): Lluís Cavaller; Benjamin Siegel; Juan Marrero; Alejandro Villegas
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Paper Abstract

The yoke of an alt-az telescope should provide a stiff interface between the azimuth journal and the tube of the telescope. The stiffness of the yoke affects the performance of the telescope servosystem and its mass has an important contribution on the total weight of the telescope. Based on the design of the yoke of the GTC 10m telescope, a new configuration is analyzed in order to take advantage of the azimuth journal to increase the stiffness and reduce the weight of the yoke. The performance of this configuration is compared to that of the yoke of GTC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 627331 (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671816
Show Author Affiliations
Lluís Cavaller, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Benjamin Siegel, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Marrero, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Alejandro Villegas, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6273:
Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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