1 June 1994 Primary mirror support system for the SUBARU Telescope
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The Japan National Large Telescope `SUBARU' will be completed on the summit of Mauna Kea by the end of the century. One of the major characteristics new to the SUBARU telescope is the active support system for its large monolithic primary mirror, which has 261 points of computer-controlled actuators to maintain a precise mirror figure. This paper describes the control principle, design concepts, results of engineering experiments and numerical simulations of the active support system to ensure the high imaging performance of this system.
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Masanori Iye, Masanori Iye, Keiichi Kodaira, Keiichi Kodaira, "Primary mirror support system for the SUBARU Telescope", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176247; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176247


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