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Gemini primary mirror control system: design, implementation, and experience
Author(s): John F. Maclean
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini Primary Mirror Control System is a distributed control system responsible for definition, figure and temperature control of the 8.1 meter diameter meniscus primary mirror of the Gemini telescopes. This paper describes the major design and implementation issues of the system and the experience to date of commissioning it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388397
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John F. Maclean, Gemini 8m Telescopes Project (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4009:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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