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Pointing with the IRAM 30-m telescope
Author(s): Juan Penalver; Ute Lisenfeld; Rainer Mauersberger
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Paper Abstract

This document gives an overview of the pointing model (PM) at the IRAM 30 m Telescope and the parameters used in its determination. We describe recent improvements achieved by the installation of an inclinometer to measure the tilt of the azimuth axis. The use of the inclinometer allows to determine two of the PM parameters in a reliable way. As a consequence, the pointing observations can be carried out faster, and the PM can be partly updated, if necessary, independently of astronomical observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390462
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Penalver, Instituto de RadioAstronomia Milimetrica (Spain)
Ute Lisenfeld, Instituto de RadioAstronomia Milimetrica (Spain)
Rainer Mauersberger, Instituto de RadioAstronomia Milimetrica (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4015:
Radio Telescopes
Harvey R. Butcher, Editor(s)

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