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Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator

Lead Author: 
Sneed, Ryan
Other Authors/Credits: 
Neill, Douglas R.; Kidney, Scott; Araujo, Constanza; Gressler, William; Lotz, Paul J.; Mills, Dave; Sebag, Jacques, Sebring, Thomas A.; Warner, Michael, Wiecha, Oliver
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
Ryan Sneed ; Douglas R. Neill ; Scott Kidney ; Constanza Araujo ; William Gressler, et al. " Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060K (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231327; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2231327
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
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/...

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