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Italian National Galileo Telescope (TNG) system description and tracking performance in the workshop
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Paper Abstract

The Galileo National Telescope is a 3.6 meter Alt-Az telescope installed at the Astronomical Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma, Canary Islands. The Galileo drive and control systems were designed and developed by the Technology Working Group of the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory, Naples. This paper reports a description of the systems. The telescope test results in the Ansaldo Company workshop, the present situation and the foreseen improvements of the control system are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3086, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XI, (23 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277175
Show Author Affiliations
Dario Mancini, Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Italy)
Enrico Cascone, Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Italy)
Pietro Schipani, Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3086:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XI
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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