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2 August 2000 Thermal and wind control of the VLT
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During the design phase of the ESO Very Large Telescope considerably emphasis was placed on providing the means of controlling and monitoring thermal and wind disturbances. Today, about one year after the start of operation of the first Unit Telescope, much has been learned about the behavior of the telescope, and also about the optimum control strategies to reduce such disturbances. This paper outlines the current strategy for the control of environmental disturbances and discuses some of the lessons that have been learned.
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Martin J. Cullum and Jason Spyromilio "Thermal and wind control of the VLT", Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000);


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