17 September 2012 The VST alignment: strategy and results
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In a wide-field telescope like the VST, the requirements for alignment are tighter than for traditional instruments. The same amount of misalignment can be negligible in traditional telescopes with fields of some arc minutes, but unacceptable when the field is one order of magnitude larger. We describe the alignment procedure implemented during the telescope commissioning on the Paranal ESO's observatory, as well as the final results.
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Pietro Schipani, Pietro Schipani, Lothar Noethe, Lothar Noethe, Konrad Kuijken, Konrad Kuijken, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Javier Argomedo, Javier Argomedo, Massimo Dall'Ora, Massimo Dall'Ora, Sergio D'Orsi, Sergio D'Orsi, Jacopo Farinato, Jacopo Farinato, Demetrio Magrin, Demetrio Magrin, Laurent Marty, Laurent Marty, Roberto Ragazzoni, Roberto Ragazzoni, Gabriele Umbriaco, Gabriele Umbriaco, "The VST alignment: strategy and results", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844456 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925485


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