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Introduction of a 2.5m telescope mount and its performance
Author(s): Bozhong Gu; Guomin Wang; Jiang Xiang; Zhiyong Zhang; Christophe Daugny; Shihai Yang; Dongsheng Niu; Yuefei Wang
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Paper Abstract

Telescope is a very important tool for astronomers to survey and study the stellar stars and astronomical phenomena. The performance of a telescope is its capability to track the observing objects and keep the image on the field of view during the observing period. All these functions will be achieved by telescope mount, including mount control system. The mount is to support the mirror cell and keep the mirror cell position stability. Meanwhile, with the help of control system, the mount acts as tracker of the observing objects. So, for a telescope, the mount and its control system play an important role during the telescope operation. This paper gives an introduction of a mount structure designed for a 2.5m optical/infrared telescope and the corresponding control system. Some of preliminary test results are also given in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77333H (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857016
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Bozhong Gu, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Guomin Wang, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Jiang Xiang, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Zhiyong Zhang, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Christophe Daugny, Nanjing SaiGu Sciency & Technology Development Co. (China)
Shihai Yang, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Dongsheng Niu, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yuefei Wang, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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