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Design parameters for telescope axes drives
Author(s): R. French Leger
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Paper Abstract

Design parameters and considerations for the successful construction of ground base telescope axes drives will be examined. A brief evaluation of different types of drive systems will be offered. Tolerances and heat-treating issues will be described. Article will close with a review of the effects of insect infestations on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope drives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5495, Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549109
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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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