4 August 2014 One of align metrologies for Antarctic telescopes
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The preliminary site testing performed since the beginning of 2008 shows that Antarctic Dome A is an excellent astronomical site. The Chinese Antarctic optical telescopes CSTAR and the first Antarctic Survey Telescope AST3-1 has been in operation on Dome A, and several Antarctic telescopes are being developed and proposed. However, the harsh environment and manpower shortage make the in-situ alignment task difficult. The study will introduce the completed alignment work of AST3 and discuss an improved align metrology based on the previous treatments of the field dependent optical aberrations, as well as its application on Antarctic Bright Star Survey Telescope BSST.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Zhengyang Li, Zhengyang Li, Xiangyan Yuan, Xiangyan Yuan, } "One of align metrologies for Antarctic telescopes", Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91501Y (4 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056192
PROCEEDINGS
6 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

A page from "the drawer" how Roland Shack opened...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 04 2014)
Upgraded UKIRT
Proceedings of SPIE (August 24 1998)
Testing the CHARA telescopes
Proceedings of SPIE (February 20 2003)
Antarctic Schmidt Telescopes (AST3) for Dome A
Proceedings of SPIE (July 09 2008)
Site testing telescope on Mt. Hopkins
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1990)
Operational performance of the Keck 10-m telescope
Proceedings of SPIE (March 20 1997)

Back to Top