17 September 2012 Pointing and tracking results of the VST telescope
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The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) is the latest telescope installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. The exceptional quality of this site imposes tight requirements on the telescope performance in terms of pointing modeling and tracking. This paper describes the control strategy and the results obtained during the commissioning of the telescope.
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Pietro Schipani, Pietro Schipani, 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, } "Pointing and tracking results of the VST telescope", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445R (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925483; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925483
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