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Pointing And Guidance Of The Buss Telescope
Author(s): W. C. Gibson; D. L. Guthals; J. W. Jensen; J. A. Eccher
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Paper Abstract

Since the development of reliable polyethylene balloons, astronomers have had available to them, at a moderate cost, a vehicle capable of carrying payloads of a few thousand kilograms to altitudes from which observations could be made at wave-lengths inaccessible to the ground-based observer. To the designer of such an airborne observatory, the problems associated with the pointing and stabilization of telescopes and detectors are formidable. Since each new experiment requires a unique set of pointing specifications, there is little standardization in either the design techniques or the hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1972
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953545
Show Author Affiliations
W. C. Gibson, Lockheed Electronics Company, Inc. (United States)
D. L. Guthals, Ball Brothers Research Corporation (United States)
J. W. Jensen, Ball Brothers Research Corporation (United States)
J. A. Eccher, Ball Brothers Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0028:
Instrumentation in Astronomy I
Lewis Larmore; Robert W. Poindexter, Editor(s)

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