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3 May 1979 A 1.2 Meter Balloon-Borne Telescope For A Submillimeter Wave Sky Survey
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A balloon-borne, 1.2 meter Cassegrain telescope designed for diffraction-limited imagery at 100μ is being developed for a survey of the Galactic plane at submillimeter wavelengths. The telescope pointing system is servo-controlled using a gyroscope for the primary stabilization reference. Extensive use is made of micro-processors for flight sequencing, pointing control and stabilization, and telemetry formatting. A description of the telescope, helium-cooled detectors, and the orientation subsystems are presented together with a brief discussion of the proposed astronomical observations.
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R. F. Silverberg, M G. Hauser, J. C. Mather, D. Y. Gezari, T. Kelsall, and L. H. Cheung "A 1.2 Meter Balloon-Borne Telescope For A Submillimeter Wave Sky Survey", Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957078
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