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Azimuth/Elevation Servo Design Of The W.M. Keck Telescope
Author(s): Mark J. Sirota; Peter M. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

The servo model, design methodology, and performance prediction of the W. M. Keck Telescope is discussed. The tracking/slewing requirements are stringent compared with other telescopes in order to take full advantage of the improved technology in mirror fabri-cation. The combination of stringent requirements and large size makes the Keck Telescope servo design interesting to other servo designers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0887, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing II, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944220
Show Author Affiliations
Mark J. Sirota, California Association for Research in Astronomy (United States)
Peter M. Thompson, Systems Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0887:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing II
James E. Kimbrell, Editor(s)

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