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The VST auxiliary units: a status report before their commissioning in Paranal
Author(s): Jacopo Farinato; Pietro Schipani; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Massimo Capaccioli; Alessandro Da Ronco; Giacinto De Paris; Sergio D'Orsi; Luigi Ferragina; Davide Fierro; Demetrio Magrin; Laurent Marty; Francesco Perina; Roberto Ragazzoni; Stefano Recchia; Pierfrancesco Rossettini; Gabriele Umbriaco; Raffaele Tomelleri
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Paper Abstract

The VST telescope is going to be commissioned in Paranal, together with its main sub-systems, such as the Image Analysis and Auto-Guiding system. A preliminary work of fine tuning of each sub-system has been performed in Italy before their shipping to Paranal, where they are waiting for the telescope AIV to be completed in a way to start the final commissioning of the overall system. Each unit has been extensively characterized and tested, with particular care to the Active Optics Shack-Hartmann sensor and to the Auto-Guiding arm. We describe here the phases concerning the integration and test of all the VST Auxiliary Units performed in Italy before their shipping to Paranal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 773359 (7 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857984
Show Author Affiliations
Jacopo Farinato, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Pietro Schipani, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcertri (Italy)
Massimo Capaccioli, INAF-VSTCeN (Italy)
Alessandro Da Ronco, Tomelleri s.r.l. (Italy)
Giacinto De Paris, INAF-Osservatorio di Monte Mario (Italy)
Sergio D'Orsi, INAF-VSTCeN (Italy)
Luigi Ferragina, INAF-VSTCeN (Italy)
Davide Fierro, INAF-VSTCeN (Italy)
Demetrio Magrin, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Laurent Marty, INAF-VSTCeN (Italy)
Francesco Perina, Tomelleri s.r.l. (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Stefano Recchia, Tomelleri s.r.l. (Italy)
Pierfrancesco Rossettini, Tomelleri s.r.l. (Italy)
Gabriele Umbriaco, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Raffaele Tomelleri, Tomelleri s.r.l. (Italy)


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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