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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 4004

Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 4004
Date Published: 2 August 2000
Softcover: 64 papers (640) pages
ISBN: 9780819436290

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Assembly and integration to first light of the four VLT telescopes
Author(s): Peter M. Gray
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Commissioning experience with the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Author(s): Thomas G. Barnes; Mark T. Adams; John A. Booth; Mark E. Cornell; Niall I. Gaffney; James R. Fowler; Gary J. Hill; Grant M. Hill; Craig E. Nance; Francois Piche; Lawrence W. Ramsey; Randall L. Ricklefs; William J. Spiesman; P. Thomas Worthington
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GTC project: present and future
Author(s): Pedro Alvarez; Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa; Felix R. Kabana
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Large Binocular Telescope project
Author(s): John M. Hill; Piero Salinari
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Magellan project
Author(s): Stephen A. Shectman
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SOAR telescope status and tactics for assembly/integration/validation
Author(s): Victor L. Krabbendam; Thomas A. Sebring
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Status of VISTA systems and engineering design
Author(s): Martin Fisher; Simon C. Craig; James P. Emerson
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VST project: technical overview
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Giorgio Sedmak; Massimo Brescia; Fausto Cortecchia; D. Fierro; Valentina Fiume Garelli; Gabriella Marra; Francesco Perrotta; F. Rovedi; Pietro Schipani
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Optimizing the delivered image quality at the WIYN 3.5-m Telescope
Author(s): David G. Sawyer; Charles Corson; Abhijit Saha
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Seeing experiments with the WIYN 3.5-m Telescope
Author(s): Daniel R. Blanco; Charles Corson; David G. Sawyer
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Program of upgrades to the McDonald Observatory 2.7-m Harlan J. Smith Telescope
Author(s): Philip W. Kelton
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Nearly completed Large Binocular Telescope facility yields many lessons learned
Author(s): James H. Slagle; John M. Hill; Warren B. Davison; Wood Hart; Jose Teran
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Integration and handling of the VLT primary and secondary mirror systems
Author(s): Gerhard Huedepohl; Roberto Tamai; German Ehrenfeld; S. Stranghellini; Maximilian Kraus
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Performance testing of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope primary mirror array
Author(s): Mark T. Adams; John A. Booth; Grant M. Hill; Lawrence W. Ramsey
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Large Binocular Telescope M3 units design
Author(s): Daniele Gallieni; John M. Hill; Piero Salinari; Warren B. Davison; Enzo Anaclerio; Paolo G. Lazzarini
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Integration and tuning of the VLT drive systems
Author(s): Toomas Erm; Pablo Gutierrez
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GTC telescope mechanics design
Author(s): Jorge Pan Fernandez; Consolacion Asenjo; Alfredo Orden; Angel Dilla
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Thermal performance and facility seeing at the upgraded 3.8-m UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)
Author(s): Timothy G. Hawarden; Andrew J. Adamson; Timothy C. Chuter; Nicholas P. Rees; Richard J. Massey; Charles P. Cavedoni; Eli Ettedgui-Atad
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Large Binocular Telescope pre-assembly
Author(s): Luciano Miglietta; Enzo Anaclerio; G. Castelli; Daniele Gallieni; Gianpietro Marchiori; Pierfrancesco Rossettini; P. Tassan Din; Raffaele Tomelleri; G. Villa; Alberto Zanon
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High-performance mount for the SOAR telescope project
Author(s): Kerstan G. Hermann; David S. Finley; Al Gienger
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Structural design of the co-rotating enclosure for the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Daniel H. Neff; Jose Teran; Edward A. Hileman; Harry J. Lewsley
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GTC dome: entering into manufacturing
Author(s): Javier Serrano; German R. Pescador
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Unique dome design for the SOAR telescope project
Author(s): Jose Teran; David S. Porter; Edward A. Hileman; Daniel H. Neff
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LAMOST enclosure and its wind load analysis
Author(s): Zheng qiu Yao; Xiangqun Cui; Denbin Tan; Zhilin Zhang
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"Open-air" approach to enclosure design
Author(s): Anthony G. Mansfield
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Low-friction magnetically levitating support for telescope primary mirrors
Author(s): Rick Dale Blakley
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Thermal and wind control of the VLT
Author(s): Martin J. Cullum; Jason Spyromilio
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Design and realization of ancillary control loops for the MMT adaptive optics system
Author(s): George Z. Angeli; Bruce C. Fitz-Patrick; Michael Lloyd-Hart
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Motion control design of the SDSS 2.5-m telescope
Author(s): Claudio H. Rivetta; Charles Briegel; Paul Czarapata
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VLT interferometer: preparation for first fringes
Author(s): Philippe B. Gitton; Bertrand Koehler; Samuel A. Leveque; Andreas Glindemann
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Commissioning VLT unit telescopes: methods and results
Author(s): Anders Wallander; Jason Spyromilio; Krister Wirenstrand
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Optical telescope optimization through control system/mount top-down design
Author(s): Ralph N. White; Edward O. Reese
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Overview of the Gran Telescopio Canarias Global Model Simulation
Author(s): Ignacio Linares; Juan Carlos; Carole Hude
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Active and passive microvibration control in telescope structures
Author(s): Horst Baier; Guido Locatelli
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TNG motion control system
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Pietro Schipani
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OWL: further steps in designing the telescope mechanical structure and in assessing its performance
Author(s): Enzo Brunetto; Franz Koch; Marco Quattri
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Enclosure and infrastructure requirements for OWL: possible solutions
Author(s): Marco Quattri; Franz Koch
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Guide to better autoguiding
Author(s): Toomas Erm
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Hydrostatic shoe bearing system for the TIM
Author(s): Elfego Ruiz Schneider; Erika Sohn; Fernando Quiros-Pacheco; Javier Godoy; Alejandro Farah Simon; R. Quintanilla; P. Soto; Luis Salas; Irene Cruz-Gonzales
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Design of a capacitive sensor for 3D relative displacement measurements to align the M1 segments of the Mexican Infrared Telescope (TIM)
Author(s): Fernando Quiros-Pacheco; Elfego Ruiz Schneider; Alejandro Farah Simon; Erika Sohn
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Co-phasing of segmented mirror telescopes with curvature sensing
Author(s): Valeri G. Orlov; Salvador Cuevas; Fernando Garfias; Valeri V. Voitsekhovich; Leonardo J. Sanchez
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Effects of air pressure, temperature, and relative humidity on seeing
Author(s): Daniel R. Blanco
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Design concepts for the California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)
Author(s): Jerry E. Nelson
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Progress of the OWL 100-m telescope conceptual design
Author(s): Philippe Dierickx; Roberto Gilmozzi
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Integral approach to the design of a 100-m telescope: its adaptive optics and instrumentation
Author(s): Eli Ettedgui-Atad; Susan P. Worswick; Martyn Wells; Suzanne K. Ramsay-Howat; Peter R. Hastings; Gillian S. Wright
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Issues in scaling the ELT up to 100 m
Author(s): Frank B. Ray; Frank N. Bash; Lawrence W. Ramsey; Thomas A. Sebring
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Next-generation telescope enclosure: a 91-m (300 ft.) geodesic dome
Author(s): Thomas J. Mixter; David S. Porter
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Structural optimization and modeling of large dynamic structures for controls simulation
Author(s): Tim F. Campbell; Adel M. Elsaie
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Problems in designing the 25-m-class supertelescope
Author(s): Victor V. Sychev; Nicolay D. Belkin; Eugeny A. Deouline
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Recent enhancements of the Phased Array Mirror Extendible Large Aperture (PAMELA) telescope testbed at MSFC
Author(s): John M. Rakoczy; Edward E. Montgomery; Jeffrey L. Lindner
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Design issues for the active control system of the California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)
Author(s): Gary A. Chanan; Jerry E. Nelson; Catherine Mayumi Ohara; Edwin Sirko
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Cost-effective advanced technology telescope system for detecting near-Earth objects and space debris
Author(s): Syuzo Isobe; James E. Mulherin; Scott P. Way; Elwood C. Downey; Koichi Nishimura; Izumi Doi; Masatoshi Saotome
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Multiconjugate adaptive optics for the Swedish ELT
Author(s): Alexander V. Goncharov; Mette Owner-Petersen
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Optical design for a 1-deg. FOV 30-m telescope
Author(s): Samuel Charles Barden; Charles F. W. Harmer; Charles F. Claver; Arjun Dey
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Is there an upper limit to the size of enclosures?
Author(s): Torben Andersen; P. H. Christensen
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Assembly, integration, verification, and validation in extremely large telescope projects: a core systems engineering task
Author(s): Wolfgang R. Ansorge
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Structure analysis of the primary mirror support for the TIM using computer-aided finite element method
Author(s): Alejandro Farah Simon; Maria H. Pedrayes; Elfego Ruiz Schneider; Gerardo Sierra; Fernando Quiros-Pacheco; Javier Godoy; Erika Sohn
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Two-meter telescopes for the new millennium
Author(s): Craig H. Smith; Lawrence K. Randall; Benjamin I. Greene; Daniel R. Blanco; Bruce H. Cook; John K. Little; Adrian Loeff; Robert L. Meeks; Gordon Pentland
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Experiences with VLT engineering maintenance and support
Author(s): Patricio Ibanez; Nelson Montano
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Active approach to telescope design for the new generation of 2.0-m-class telescopes
Author(s): Anthony G. Mansfield; Ian P. Baker
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Configurations for an extremely large telescope with a spherical or aspherical primary mirror
Author(s): Ding-qiang Su; Xiangqun Cui; Ya-nan Wang; Shou-guan Wang
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Lightweight thermally conductive composite optical bench for the tropospheric emission spectrometer (TES) interferometer
Author(s): Jamie L. Abbott; Phil Thorndyke; Brian E. Catanzaro; J. Rodriguez
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Automated telescope enclosure for the CHARA array
Author(s): Eric J. Simison; Douglas R. Ferrell; Stephen T. Ridgway; Harold A. McAlister
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Configuration and structural characteristics of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) dome
Author(s): Jose Maria Sarasola; Manel Alcantud
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