Translator Disclaimer
18 August 2016 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design
Author Affiliations +
This paper describes the status and details of the large synoptic survey telescope1,2,3 mount assembly (TMA). On June 9th, 2014 the contract for the design and build of the large synoptic survey telescope mount assembly (TMA) was awarded to GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. and Asturfeito, S.A. The design successfully passed the preliminary design review on October 2, 2015 and the final design review January 29, 2016. This paper describes the detailed design by subsystem, analytical model results, preparations being taken to complete the fabrication, and the transportation and installation plans to install the mount on Cerro Pachón in Chile. This large project is the culmination of work by many people and the authors would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the success of this project.
© (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.


Baseline design of the LSST hexapods and rotator
Proceedings of SPIE (July 18 2014)
Baseline design of the LSST telescope mount assembly
Proceedings of SPIE (July 22 2014)
ELT design status: the most powerful ground telescope
Proceedings of SPIE (July 06 2018)
LSST Telescope mount and pier design overview
Proceedings of SPIE (July 28 2010)
VST: a dedicated wide-field imaging facility at Paranal
Proceedings of SPIE (December 24 2002)

Back to Top