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A 1.2 Meter Balloon-Borne Telescope For A Submillimeter Wave Sky Survey
Author(s): R. F. Silverberg; M G. Hauser; J. C. Mather; D. Y. Gezari; T. Kelsall; L. H. Cheung
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Paper Abstract

A balloon-borne, 1.2 meter Cassegrain telescope designed for diffraction-limited imagery at 100μ is being developed for a survey of the Galactic plane at submillimeter wavelengths. The telescope pointing system is servo-controlled using a gyroscope for the primary stabilization reference. Extensive use is made of micro-processors for flight sequencing, pointing control and stabilization, and telemetry formatting. A description of the telescope, helium-cooled detectors, and the orientation subsystems are presented together with a brief discussion of the proposed astronomical observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957078
Show Author Affiliations
R. F. Silverberg, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
M G. Hauser, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
J. C. Mather, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
D. Y. Gezari, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
T. Kelsall, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
L. H. Cheung, University of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0172:
Instrumentation in Astronomy III
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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