A hexapod design for all-sky sidereal tracking

A. Pál, László Mészáros, Attila Jaskó, György Mező, Gergely Csépány, Krisztián Vida, K. Oláh

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a hexapod-based telescope mount system intended to provide sidereal tracking for the Flyʼs Eye Camera project—an upcoming moderate, 21″ pixel−1 resolution all-sky survey. By exploiting such a kind of meter-sized telescope mount, we get a device that is both capable of compensating for the apparent rotation of the celestial sphere and the same design can be used independently from the actual geographical location. Our construction is the sole currently operating hexapod telescope mount performing dedicated optical imaging survey with a sub-arcsecond tracking precision.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045002
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume128
Issue number962
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Instrumentation: Miscellaneous
  • Surveys
  • Techniques: Photometric
  • Telescopes

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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A hexapod design for all-sky sidereal tracking. / Pál, A.; Mészáros, László; Jaskó, Attila; Mező, György; Csépány, Gergely; Vida, Krisztián; Oláh, K.

In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 128, No. 962, 045002, 01.04.2016.

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Pál, A. ; Mészáros, László ; Jaskó, Attila ; Mező, György ; Csépány, Gergely ; Vida, Krisztián ; Oláh, K. / A hexapod design for all-sky sidereal tracking. In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2016 ; Vol. 128, No. 962.
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