24 July 2014 Design, alignment, and deployment of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package
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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is undergoing an upgrade to increase the field of view to 22 arc-minutes with the dark energy survey HETDEX the initial science goal [1]. Here we report on the design, alignment, and deployment of a suite of instruments located at prime focus of the upgraded HET. This paper reviews the integration of motion control electronics and software and alignment of those electromechanical systems. Use of laser trackers, alignment telescopes, and other optical alignment techniques are covered. Deployment onto the upgraded telescope is discussed.
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Brian Vattiat, Brian Vattiat, Gary J. Hill, Gary J. Hill, Hanshin Lee, Hanshin Lee, Walter Moreira, Walter Moreira, Niv Drory, Niv Drory, Jason Ramsey, Jason Ramsey, Linda Elliot, Linda Elliot, Martin Landriau, Martin Landriau, Dave M. Perry, Dave M. Perry, Richard Savage, Richard Savage, Herman Kriel, Herman Kriel, Marco Häuser, Marco Häuser, Florian Mangold, Florian Mangold, } "Design, alignment, and deployment of the Hobby Eberly Telescope prime focus instrument package", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91474J (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056407; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056407
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