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Design and development of a fast-steering secondary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Author(s): Myung Cho; Andrew Corredor; Christoph Dribusch; Kwijong Park; Young-Soo Kim; Il-Kweon Moon
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Paper Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be a 25m class telescope which is one of the extremely large telescope projects in the design and development phase. The GMT will have two Gregorian secondary mirrors, an adaptive secondary mirror (ASM) and a fast-steering secondary mirror (FSM). Both secondary mirrors are 3.2 m in diameter and built as seven 1.1 m diameter circular segments conjugated 1:1 to the seven 8.4m segments of the primary. The FSM has a tip-tilt feature to compensate image motions from the telescope structure jitters and the wind buffeting. The support system of the lightweight mirror consists of three axial actuators, one lateral support at the center, and a vacuum system. A parametric study and optimization of the FSM mirror blank and central lateral flexure design were performed. This paper reports the results of the trade study. The optical image qualities and structure functions for the axial and lateral gravity print-through cases, thermal gradient effects, and dynamic performances will be discussed for the case of a lightweighted segment with a center thickness of 140 mm weighing approximately 105 kg.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 812505 (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892411
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Myung Cho, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Andrew Corredor, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christoph Dribusch, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kwijong Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Young-Soo Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Il-Kweon Moon, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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