29 September 2004 Design parameters for telescope axes drives
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Design parameters and considerations for the successful construction of ground base telescope axes drives will be examined. A brief evaluation of different types of drive systems will be offered. Tolerances and heat-treating issues will be described. Article will close with a review of the effects of insect infestations on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope drives.
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R. French Leger, R. French Leger, } "Design parameters for telescope axes drives", Proc. SPIE 5495, Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549109; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.549109

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