21 March 1997 Design and construction of the VLT primary mirror cell: support of the large, thin primary mirror
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Proceedings Volume 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.269053
Event: Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, 1996, Landskrona/Hven, Sweden
Abstract
The primary mirror cell of the very large telescope supports the primary mirror, the tertiary tower and mirror, and the Cassegrain instrumentation. Stringent requirements have been set to achieve the desired image quality, flexibility of use, and the necessary mirror safety. This paper describes the most important requirements set on the system and some of the design solutions which were chosen.
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Stefano Stanghellini, Stefano Stanghellini, P. Legrand, P. Legrand, A. Baty, A. Baty, Thierry Hovsepian, Thierry Hovsepian, } "Design and construction of the VLT primary mirror cell: support of the large, thin primary mirror", Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269053; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.269053
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