16 September 1992 Optimal support structures for chopping mirrors
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The merits of a tangential spider vane support as opposed to a traditional radial vane support for telescope secondary mirrors are examined. Considerable interest in tangential spider design has been shown in recent large telescope projects. This configuration is used to limit vibration during the operation of the chopping secondary by improving the torsional stiffness.
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Tina M. Valente, Tina M. Valente, Daniel Vukobratovich, Daniel Vukobratovich, Roy W. Esplin, Roy W. Esplin, "Optimal support structures for chopping mirrors", Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138013; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138013


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