18 July 2014 Improving the WIYN Telescope's pointing and tracking performance with a star tracker camera
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We report on the implementation of a star tracker camera to improve the telescope pointing and tracking, at the WIYN 3.5 m telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. We base the overall concept on a star tracker system developed at the University of Wisconsin and routinely in use now for rocket and high-altitude balloon navigation. This fairly simple system provides pointing and station-keeping information, accurate to a few arcseconds, typically within a second.
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Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Daniel R. Harbeck, Daniel R. Harbeck, Charles Corson, Charles Corson, Behzad Abareshi, Behzad Abareshi, Heidi Schweiker, Heidi Schweiker, Wilson Liu, Wilson Liu, Eric J. Hooper, Eric J. Hooper, Jeffrey W. Percival, Jeffrey W. Percival, Kurt P. Jaehnig, Kurt P. Jaehnig, } "Improving the WIYN Telescope's pointing and tracking performance with a star tracker camera", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521Z (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056780; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056780
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