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GMTNIRS (Giant Magellan Telescope Near-Infrared Spectrograph): Structural-Mechanical Design
A near-infrared spectrograph (NIRS) has been designed and proposed for utilization as a first-light instrument on the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). GMTNIRS includes modular JHK, LM spectrograph units mounted to two sides ...
HETDEX tracker control system design and implementation
To enable the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics and McDonald Observatory developed a precision tracker and control system – an 18,000 kg robot to ...
Testing, characterization, and control of a multi-axis high precision drive system for the Hobby-Eberle Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
A multi-axis, high precision drive system has been designed and developed for the Wide Field Upgrade to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory. Design, performance and controls details will be of interest to ...
Design, testing, and installation of a high-precision hexapod for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX)
Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics and McDonald Observatory have designed, built, and laboratory tested a high payload capacity, precision hexapod for use on the Hobby-Eberly ...
Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is an innovative large telescope of 9.2 meter aperture, located in West Texas at the McDonald Observatory (MDO). The HET operates with a fixed segmented prima1y and has a tracker which moves ...