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The 3,6m Indo-Belgian Devasthal Optical: the active M1 mirror support
Author(s): Maxime Pierard; Carlo Flebus; Nathalie Ninane
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Paper Abstract

AMOS SA has been awarded of the contract for the design, manufacturing, assembly, tests and on-site installation (Nainital, Devasthal site at 2540 mm altitude) of the 3,6 m Indo-Belgian Devasthal Optical Telescope (IDOT). The primary mirror is a meniscus active mirror. This paper describes the opto-mechanical design of the M1 unit and provides some test results performed on sky to demonstrate the proper functioning of the active system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84444V (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925946
Show Author Affiliations
Maxime Pierard, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)
Carlo Flebus, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)
Nathalie Ninane, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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