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Pointing and tracking results of the VST telescope
Author(s): Pietro Schipani; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Javier Argomedo; Massimo Dall'Ora; Sergio D'Orsi; Jacopo Farinato; Demetrio Magrin; Laurent Marty; Roberto Ragazzoni; Gabriele Umbriaco
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Paper Abstract

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) is the latest telescope installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. The exceptional quality of this site imposes tight requirements on the telescope performance in terms of pointing modeling and tracking. This paper describes the control strategy and the results obtained during the commissioning of the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445R (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925483
Show Author Affiliations
Pietro Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Javier Argomedo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Massimo Dall'Ora, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Sergio D'Orsi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Jacopo Farinato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Demetrio Magrin, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Laurent Marty, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Gabriele Umbriaco, Univ. of Padua (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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