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ACE FlexGrid Telescope Flexure and Pointing Software

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 April 2016

Peter Mack
Affiliation:
Astronomical Consultants & Equipment, Inc., P.O. Box 91946, Tucson AZ 85741, USA
John Stein
Affiliation:
Astronomical Consultants & Equipment, Inc., P.O. Box 91946, Tucson AZ 85741, USA Mathematics Department, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, USA
Wonyong Han
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy Observatory, Taejon, 305-348, Korea
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We describe ACE FlexGrid, a telescope flexure and pointing model based on an empirical grid of reference points. This software is valid for all types of telescopes and is especially suited to robotic telescopes which repeatedly observe the same object.

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III. New Trends in Small-Telescope Technology
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Copyright © Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2001
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