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Optimal support structures for chopping mirrors
Author(s): Tina M. Valente; Daniel Vukobratovich; Roy W. Esplin
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Paper Abstract

The merits of a tangential spider vane support as opposed to a traditional radial vane support for telescope secondary mirrors are examined. Considerable interest in tangential spider design has been shown in recent large telescope projects. This configuration is used to limit vibration during the operation of the chopping secondary by improving the torsional stiffness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138013
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Tina M. Valente, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and RMR Design Group, Inc. (United States)
Daniel Vukobratovich, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Roy W. Esplin, Space Dynamics Lab./Utah State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1690:
Design of Optical Instruments
David M. Aikens; Victor L. Genberg; Gary C. Krumweide; Michael J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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