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Design considerations comparing castings and weldments in large astronomical instrument construction
Author(s): R. French Leger
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Paper Abstract

This paper will examine the advantages of using aluminum castings for large astronomical instruments for ground-based telescopes. The applications of such fabrication methods for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope will be reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5495, Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549108
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R. French Leger, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5495:
Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology
Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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