21 March 1997 Analysis of tracking performance
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Proceedings Volume 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.268988
Event: Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, 1996, Landskrona/Hven, Sweden
Abstract
Tracking errors of any kind will degrade the image quality of a telescope. By using a CCD camera to record image motion during blind tracking it is possible to analyze the resulting data and identify the origin of these errors. The part of the image motion which is caused by seeing effects has been analyzed in numerous papers and is not discussed in this report, which will instead concentrate on telescope and servo errors. A strategy for analyzing and identifying these errors is outlined and suggestions for further analysis are given.
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Toomas Erm, "Analysis of tracking performance", Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.268988; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.268988
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Error analysis

Telescopes

Motion analysis

Space telescopes

Charge-coupled devices

Computer programming

Image analysis

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