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6 July 2018 Development status of the fast-steering secondary mirror of GMT
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be equipped with two Gregorian secondary mirrors; a fast-steering secondary mirror (FSM) for seeing-limited operations and an adaptive secondary mirror (ASM) for adaptive optics observing modes. The FSM has an effective diameter of 3.2 m and is comprised of seven 1.1 m diameter circular segments, which are conjugated 1:1 to the seven 8.4m segments of the primary mirror. Each FSM segment has a tip-tilt capability for fast guiding to attenuate telescope wind shake and jitter. The FSM is mounted on a two-stage positioning system; a macro-cell that positions the entire FSM segments as an assembly and seven hexapod actuators that position and drive the individual FSM segments. In this paper, we present a technical overview of the FSM development status. More details in each area of development will be presented in other papers by the FSM team.
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Sungho Lee, Jeong-Yeol Han, Ueejeong Jeong, Sanghyuk Kim, Bong-Kon Moon, Chang-Hee Kim, Yunjong Kim, Chan Park, Byeong-Gon Park, Myung K. Cho, Christoph Dribusch, Youra Jun, Jieun Ryu, Gary Poczulp, Ming Liang, Il Kweon Moon, Chanhee Lee, Wongi Lee, Ho-Sang Kim, Paul Gardner, Robert Bernier, Frank Groark, and Hugo Chiquito "Development status of the fast-steering secondary mirror of GMT", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070044 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313174; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313174
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