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Commissioning and science verification of the 2m-Fraunhofer Wendelstein Telescope
Author(s): Ulrich Hopp; Ralf Bender; Frank Grupp; Claus Goessl; Florian Lang-Bardl; Wolfgang Mitsch; Arno Riffeser; Nancy Ageorges
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Paper Abstract

The commissioning of the telescope and its first instrument, a Nasmyth port mounted 0.5 degree CCD mosaic imager, started in November 2013. We will report about the results of astronomical tests of the integrated system including the achieved optical quality across the field of view, pointing and tracking quality and operational experiences with the observatory system. The special design features of this alt-az telescope are its compactness and the low-ghost wide field optics (0.7o f.o.v. diameter), and we will briefly report on the lessons learned especially for these special features. We will present an outlook on the further commissioning including the additional instruments which are all under construction or already finalized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91452D (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054498
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Hopp, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ralf Bender, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Grupp, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Goessl, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Florian Lang-Bardl, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Wolfgang Mitsch, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Arno Riffeser, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Nancy Ageorges, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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