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Design of the planets telescope structure
Author(s): Steven Griffin; Matthew Edwards; Jeff Kuhn
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Paper Abstract

The planets telescope structure is a hybrid off-axis design that uses a carbon truss to support the secondary mirror and an aluminum base to support the primary mirror and provide an interface to the declination rotation axis. This paper describes the development of the optical support structure of the telescope, which required an integrated model to predict closed-loop optical metrics in the presence of wind loading. The integrated model combined a finite element model, the optical prescription, a control model and measured wind loading.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91455D (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057313
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Griffin, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Matthew Edwards, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Jeff Kuhn, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)

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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