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A new era for the 2-4 meters class observatories: an innovative integrated system telescope-dome
Author(s): G. Marchiori; A. Busatta; S. De Lorenzi; F. Rampini; C. Perna; G. Vettolani
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Paper Abstract

The experience and the lessons learned gained in two decades of activity in astronomical industry in projects like NTT, VLT, LBT, VST VISTA and finally E-ELT brought to study a flexible fully integrated system which could address every astronomic institute to approach astronomy with a complete self standing facility including a dome, a telescope with 2 to 4 meters class optics and relative instruments with which it is possible to match the desired science cases and objectives. This paper describes the aspects of the flexibility which is so important to adapt the design to the specifications in order to fulfil the institutes science goals in the least time possible through the latest design tools such as CAD CAE FEM etc and the best and more cost effective technology experienced along the projects mentioned before.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84443B (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927117
Show Author Affiliations
G. Marchiori, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
A. Busatta, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
S. De Lorenzi, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
F. Rampini, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
C. Perna, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
G. Vettolani, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (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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