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China SONG telescope tracking system based on direct drive technology
Author(s): Changzhi Ren; Jin Xu; Yu Ye; Guomin Wang; Xiang Jiang
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Paper Abstract

SONG (Stellar Oscillations Network Group) is a Danish initiative to design and build a global network of 1-m class telescopes. The plan is to design and build a global network of small telescopes located at 8 existing observatories around the world. The scientific goals of SONG need to obtain long-term and continuous observations (weeks to months). The group behind the SONG proposal has devised a new and innovative concept to overcome these problems in a cost-effective way. China, as one of the eight sites, its 1-m class telescope can achieve the goal for long time continuous, uninterrupted, full automatic observation and works in the diffraction limit condition. At the same time the telescope must realize 0.3 arc second tracking precision without guide star, which is a very challenge and difficult task for 1 meter telescope tracking system .This paper discusses the design and analysis of Chinese song telescope control system,ecpecially, its tracking system .

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8449, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V, 84491N (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924813
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Changzhi Ren, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Jin Xu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yu Ye, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Guomin Wang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Xiang Jiang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8449:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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