18 July 2014 Baseline design of the LSST hexapods and rotator
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a large (8.4 meter) wide-field (3.5 degree) survey telescope, which will be located on the Cerro Pachón summit in Chile. Both the Secondary Mirror (M2) Cell Assembly and Camera utilize hexapods to facilitate optical positioning relative to the Primary/Tertiary (M1M3) Mirror. Geometric considerations preclude the use of a conventional hexapod arrangement for the M2 Hexapod. A rotator resides between the Camera and its hexapod to facilitate tracking. The requirements of the M2 Hexapod and Camera Hexapod are very similar; consequently to facilitate maintainability both hexapods will utilize identical actuators.
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Douglas R. Neill, Douglas R. Neill, Ryan Sneed, Ryan Sneed, Jake Dawson, Jake Dawson, Jacques Sebag, Jacques Sebag, Willaim Gressler, Willaim Gressler, "Baseline design of the LSST hexapods and rotator", Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 91512B (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056799; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056799


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