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1 June 1994 Mechanical design of the Large Binocular Telescope
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We describe the solutions adopted for the most important mechanical subsystems of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT, formerly Columbus Project), which is now in the phase of detailed design. We report in particular the design and the results of static and dynamic finite element analysis of the open telescope elevation structure, of the azimuth structure, of the cantilever swing arms supporting the auxiliary optics, and of the primary mirror cells.
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Ciro Del Vecchio, Luciano Miglietta, and Warren B. Davison "Mechanical design of the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176248
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