The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) large field of view is achieved through a three-lens camera system and a three-mirror optical system comprised of a unique 8.4-meter diameter monolithic primary/tertiary mirror (M1M3) and a 3.4-meter diameter secondary mirror (M2)1. The M2 is a 100mm thick meniscus convex asphere. The M2 Assembly includes a welded steel cell and a support system comprised of 72 axial and 6 tangential electromechanical actuators to control the mirror figure. The M2 Assembly (including optical polishing and integrated optical testing) is being fabricated by Harris Corporation in Rochester, NY. The summary status of this system and results are presented.
William J. Gressler, Douglas R. Neill, John Bagnasco, Paul J. Lotz, Dave Mills, Mike Warner, Oliver Wiecha, Gregory N. Bogan, James M. Ellis, Dale C. Zajac, Steven A. Szklany, Ronald T. Broccolo, Malcolm N. O'Sullivan, Frank A. Carbone, and Cormic K. Merle, "LSST secondary mirror assembly," Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070019 (Presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation: June 13, 2018; Published: 6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311316.
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