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A Simulation Of The Pointing Performance Of The Solar Optical Telescope
Author(s): David J. Bundas
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Paper Abstract

The Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) is a shuttle-based observatory designed to give more detailed views of the Sun than has been possible using Earth-based observatories. It will be able to resolve details on the Sun which subtend 0.1 arc seconds for continuous viewing periods of up to several hours. When budgeted into the various error sources which contribute to the overall image quality, jitter of the telescope can contribute only 0.03 arc seconds rms pointing error over the science observation periods. To meet this stringent pointing requirement, several layers of control systems are utilized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0641, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing, (1 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.964431
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David J. Bundas, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0641:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing
Richard R. Auelmann; Herbert L. Richard, Editor(s)

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