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16 June 2000 Tracking performance of the TNG telescope
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The 3.6 m TNG (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo) Italian alt-ax telescope is now regularly working in La Palma, Canary Islands. The drive and control system of the main axes is working since October, 1997. It has been used for some months to support the installation of optics and other mechanical subsystems. Since June, 1998 the control system is integrated in the overall TNG informatic environment. In 1998 TNG has seen its first light. This paper reports the last most significant results for axes control, compared with the TNG tracking error requirements.
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Dario Mancini and Pietro Schipani "Tracking performance of the TNG telescope", Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388406
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