22 July 2014 Baseline design of the LSST telescope mount assembly
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter, 3.5 degree, wide-field survey telescope. The survey mission requires a short slew, settling time of 5 seconds for a 3.5 degree slew. Since it does not include a fast steering mirror, the telescope has stringent vibration limitations during observation. Meeting these requirements will be facilitated by a stiff compact Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) riding on a robust pier and by added damping. The TMA must also be designed to facilitate maintenance. The design is an altitude over azimuth welded and bolted assembly fabricated from mild steel.
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Douglas R. Neill, Douglas R. Neill, Ed Hileman, Ed Hileman, Jacques Sebag, Jacques Sebag, William Gressler, William Gressler, Oliver Wiecha, Oliver Wiecha, Michael Warner, Michael Warner, John Andrew, John Andrew, Bill Schoening, Bill Schoening, } "Baseline design of the LSST telescope mount assembly", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914518 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056432; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056432
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