1 June 1994 Gemini primary mirror support system
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Abstract
The primary mirror selected for the Gemini 8-m Telescopes is a thin meniscus made of Corning ULETM glass. The conceptual design of the Gemini support system has evolved in response to the properties of the meniscus mirror and the functional requirements of the Gemini Telescopes. This paper describes the design requirements, the design features, and predicted performance of this system.
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Larry M. Stepp, Eugene Huang, Myung K. Cho, "Gemini primary mirror support system", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176192
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Mirrors

Gemini Observatory

Telescopes

Active optics

Distortion

Error analysis

Control systems

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