5 September 2017 Adaptation of Dunn Solar Telescope for Jovian Doppler spectro imaging
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This paper describes instrumentation used to adapt the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) located on Sacramento Peak in Sunspot, NM for observations using the Doppler Spectro Imager (DSI). The DSI is based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and measures the Doppler shift of solar lines allowing for the study of atmospheric dynamics of giant planets and the detection of their acoustic oscillations. The instrumentation is being designed and built through a collaborative effort between a French team from the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur (OCA) that designed the DSI and a US team at New Mexico State University (NMSU). There are four major components that couple the DSI to the DST: a guider/tracker, fast steering mirror (FSM), pupil stabilizer and transfer optics. The guider/tracker processes digital video to centroid-track the planet and outputs voltages to the DST’s heliostat controls. The FSM removes wavefront tip/tilt components primarily due to turbulence and the pupil stabilizer removes any slow pupil “wander” introduced by the telescope’s heliostat/turret arrangement. The light received at a science port of the DST is sent through the correction and stabilization components and into the DSI. The FSM and transfer optics designs are being provided by the OCA team and serve much the same functions as they do for other telescopes at which DSI observations have been conducted. The pupil stabilization and guider are new and are required to address characteristics of the DST.
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Thomas A. Underwood, Thomas A. Underwood, David Voelz, David Voelz, François-Xavier Schmider, François-Xavier Schmider, Jason Jackiewicz, Jason Jackiewicz, Julien Dejonghe, Julien Dejonghe, Yves Bresson, Yves Bresson, Robert Hull, Robert Hull, Ivan Goncalves, Ivan Goncalves, Patrick Gualme, Patrick Gualme, Frédéric Morand, Frédéric Morand, Olivier Preis, Olivier Preis, } "Adaptation of Dunn Solar Telescope for Jovian Doppler spectro imaging", Proc. SPIE 10401, Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems, 104010Y (5 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275909; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275909
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