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Alignment algorithms for the Thirty Meter Telescope
Author(s): Gary Chanan
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Paper Abstract

A variety of algorithms utilized in the alignment of segmented telescopes were developed for and implemented on the Keck telescopes in the 1990s. The algorithms associated with the Keck segmented primary mirrors are very similar to those that will be used for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). However, there are alignment or related wavefront measurement tasks associated with the TMT secondary and tertiary mirrors for which the corresponding Keck algorithms either did not exist or are not adequate for TMT. We discuss two particular algorithms associated with the TMT secondary and tertiary mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844422 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926712
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Gary Chanan, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


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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