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17 September 2012 The VST alignment: strategy and results
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In a wide-field telescope like the VST, the requirements for alignment are tighter than for traditional instruments. The same amount of misalignment can be negligible in traditional telescopes with fields of some arc minutes, but unacceptable when the field is one order of magnitude larger. We describe the alignment procedure implemented during the telescope commissioning on the Paranal ESO's observatory, as well as the final results.
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Pietro Schipani, Lothar Noethe, Konrad Kuijken, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Javier Argomedo, Massimo Dall'Ora, Sergio D'Orsi, Jacopo Farinato, Demetrio Magrin, Laurent Marty, Roberto Ragazzoni, and Gabriele Umbriaco "The VST alignment: strategy and results", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844456 (17 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925485
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