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MMT Pointing And Tracking
Author(s): Anthony D. Poyner; John W. Montgomery; Bobby L. Ulich
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Paper Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope exhibits good tracking performance and excellent pointing accuracy. Considerable engineering effort has been expended over the past four years to investigate methods for improving accuracy, and to identify and understand the sources of the remaining errors. We can achieve tracking errors as low as 0.5 arcseconds peak-to-peak without autoguiding, and RMS pointing errors better than 1 arcsecond, but changes of approach may be needed to reach our tracking performance goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963506
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Anthony D. Poyner, Smithsonian Institution/University of Arizona (United States)
John W. Montgomery, Smithsonian Institution/University of Arizona (United States)
Bobby L. Ulich, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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