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Optomechanical and thermal design of the Multi-Application Solar Telescope for USO
Author(s): Stefan Denis; Pierre Coucke; Eric Gabriel; Christophe Delrez; Parameshwaran Venkatakrishnan
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Application Solar Telescope (MAST) is a 50 cm diameter class telescope to be installed on the Udaipur Solar Observatory's Island on the Lake Fatehsagar in Udaipur, India. It is dedicated to solar observation. The telescope is designed, manufactured, assembled and installed on-site by the belgian company AMOS SA for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO), an academic division of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in India. Despite its limited size, the telescope is expected to be competitive with respect to worldwide large and costly projects thanks to its versatility regarding science goals and also thanks to its demanding optomechanical and thermal specification. This paper describes the optomechanical and thermal design of this telescope and presents solutions adopted by AMOS to meet the specific requirements. The optical configuration of the telescope is based on an afocal off-axis gregorian combination integrated on an Alt.-Az. mechanical mount, with a suite of flat folding mirrors to provide the required stationary collimated beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 701235 (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788675
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Denis, AMOS SA (Belgium)
Pierre Coucke, AMOS SA (Belgium)
Eric Gabriel, AMOS SA (Belgium)
Christophe Delrez, AMOS SA (Belgium)
Parameshwaran Venkatakrishnan, Udaipur Solar Observatory (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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