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Torben Andersen

Professor emeritus

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Wind buffeting of large telescopes

Author

  • Douglas G. MacMynowski
  • Torben Andersen

Summary, in English

Unsteady wind loads due to turbulence within the telescope enclosure are one of the largest dynamic disturbances for ground-based optical telescopes. The desire to minimize the response to the wind influences the design of the telescope enclosure, structure, and control systems. There is now significant experience in detailed integrated modeling to predict image jitter due to wind. Based on this experience, a relatively simple model is proposed that is verified (from a more detailed model) to capture the relevant physics. In addition to illustrating the important elements of the telescope design that influence wind response, this model is used to understand the sensitivity of telescope image jitter to a wide range of design parameters. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2010

Language

English

Pages

625-636

Publication/Series

Applied Optics

Volume

49

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2155-3165