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Published by: European Southern Observatory on May 07, 2009
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TH E
M E S S E N G E R
N o.7 9-M a rc h1 9 9 5
E u ro p e a n S L -9 /J u p ite r W o rk s h o p
O nF e b ru a ry1 3 -1 5 ,1 9 9 5 ,aW o rk s h o po n th eS L -9 /J u p ite r c o llis io n to o k p la c e
a tth eE S O H e a d q u a rte rsi n
G a rc h in g . M o reth a n1 0 0a s tro n o m e rs fro ma ll c o n tin e n tsd is c u s s e dth ev a rio u s a s p e c tso f th isu n iq u ee v e n t,
fro m
th en u m e ro u sm u lti-w a v e le n g tho b s e rv a tio n so nth eg ro u n da n d ins p a c et oth es u b s e q u e n t d iffic u lt
in te rp re ta tio no fth ec o m p le xp h y s ic a l a n d c h e m ic a lp ro c e s s e sth a t to o k p la c ei n J u p ite r'sa tm o s p h e re .
O np a g e
1 9o f th is M essenger is s u e ,w e b rin gth es u m m a ryo f th e
c o n c lu d in gro u n d -ta b led is c u s s io n .I t
re fle c ts w e ll th e p re s e n t s ta tu so f th eo n g o in g , h a rdla b o u rb y m a n y g ro u p s a ro u n d th ew o rld . W h ileth e reh a s
u n d o u b te d lyb e e ns ig n ific a n t p ro g re s sw ith in s e v e ra l a re a s ,i ti sa ls oo b v io u sth a ti t w ill s till ta k eq u ite som e
tim eb e fo reac o h e re n t, d e ta ile du n d e rs ta n d in ge m e rg e s .
T h eW o rk s h o p P ro c e e d in g s a rea lre a d ya t th e p rin te r a n dw ill b e c o m e a v a ila b leb ym id -A p ril1 9 9 5 . (S e e
announcem ento np a g e 4 7 .)
T E L E S C O P E S
A N D
IN S T R U M E N T A T IO N
M a n u fa c tu rin ga n d A s s e m b lin g th eV L T M a in S tru c tu re
M .Q U A T T R I, E S O -G a rc h in g
T h e fin a l d e s ig no f th em a ins tru c tu re
w as c o m p le te di n M ay1 9 9 4 .S in c eth e n ,
g re a tp ro g re s sh a sb e e na c h ie v e di n
b u ild in gth ec o m p o n e n tso f th efirs t tw o
m a ins tru c tu re s ,a n d th er e m a in in gtw o
m a ins tru c tu re sh a v ea lre a d yb e e no r-
d e re d .T h e
la rg e
m e c h a n ic a l com po-
n e n ts ,lik ea z im u thtra c k sa n dc e n tre -
p ie c e ,a rea tp re s e n tb e in g m a n u fa c tu re d .
A ll th ec o m p o n e n tso f th efirs t M a in S tru c -
tu re(M S )t o b ee re c te da n d te s te di n M i-
la nb e fo reth ee n do f1 9 9 5h a v eb e e n
b u ilt. Som eo f th e ma reu n d e rg o in gth e
fin a lm a c h in in g ,a n d th e yw illre a c hth e
E u ro p e a n e re c tio ns itei nA n s a ld oE n e r-
g iai nM ila nb y A u g u s t1 9 9 5 , toa llo wth e
F ig u re1
F ig u re2 .
c o m p le te
e re c tio n
b e fo re
th e
e n d

o f N o v e m b e r 1 9 9 5 . F ig u r e 1 s h o w s o n e o f th e fo u r p a rts o f th e b a s e fra m e o f th e M S 1 p a in te d in th e fin a l c o lo u r. T h e b a s e fr a m e is a b o u t 2 0 m lo n g , 9 m w id e a n d 1 m h ig h a n d w e ig h s a b o u t 6 0 to n s . F ig u re 2s h o w s a p ic tu re o f o n e o f th e p e d e s ta ls in u p s id e - d o w n p o s itio n h o ld in g th e a lti- tu d e h y d ro s ta tic b e a rin g s . T h ec e n tre - p ie c e d u rin g th e m a c h in in g o f th e s e a ts o f th e a ltitu d e s h a fts in s ta lle d o n th e m a - c h in e is s h o w n in F ig u r e3 .

A s
a lre a d y
m e n tio n e d
b e fo re ,
th e

e re c tio n o f th e M a in S tru c tu re n u m b e r1 w ill ta k e p la c e in o n e o f th e b u ild in g s o f A n s a ld o

E n e r g ia lo c a te d in M ila n . F ig -
u re4s h o w s th e c o n c r e te p ie r in w h ic h
F ig u re3 .

th e s te e l p la te s c o m p o s in g th e in te rfa c e s to th e te le s c o p e , h a v e b e e n e m b e d d e d , c r e a tin g a s u rfa c e p la n a r w ith in 0 .4 m m . T h is

o p e ra tio n
h a s
ta k e n
a b o u t
tw o
m o n th s a n d g re a t c a re h a s b e e n a p p lie d
in
p o u rin g
th e
s h r in k le s s
m o rta r,

to a v o id a n y p e rm a n e n t d e fo rm a tio n in th e s te e l p la te s , w h ic h c o u ld h a v eje o p a r- d is e d th e p la n a r ity o f th e in te rfa c e . T h e a z im u th

tra c k s , w h ic h
c o m p o s e th e
b e a rin g jo u rn a l o f th e a z im u th th ru s t
b e a rin g s y s te m
a n d th e
c e n trin g jo u r-
n a l o f th e

ra d ia l a z im u th b e a r in g s y s - te m , h a v e b e e n in s ta lle d o n th e s te e l p la te s . T h e y a re a lig n e d w ith

s u c h
a
p re c is io n th a t th e y c re a te a v irtu a lly p e r-
fe c t p la n e . T h e p la n a r ity is a b o u t 0 .0 8 m m

a n d th e ru n o u t o f th e c e n trin g jo u rn a l o f th e in n e r tra c k , w h ic h d e fin e s th e ru n o u t o f th e te le s c o p e a z im u th a x is , is le s s th a n 0 .1 m m .

T h e m o to rs a n d th e e n c o d e rs h a v e b e e n b u ilt a n d a r e n o w o n th e w a y to M ila n fo r in te g ra tio n . T h e te s ts c a rrie d o u t o n th e p ro to ty p e s h a v e s h o w n th a t th e ir p e r fo r m a n c e is w ith in s p e c ific a tio n .

F o r fu rth e r in fo rm a tio n p le a s e c o n ta c t:
M .Q u a ttri, E S O -G a rc h in g :
e -m a il: m q u a ttri@ e s o .o rg
F ig u re4 .
2
M a n u fa c tu rin g o f th eV L T P rim a ry M irro rs- a B rie f
P ro g re s s R e p o rt
I?
D IE R IC K X ,E S O , G a rc h in g
c u rre n ts ta tu s
O f
th e
m irro ri sa b o u t
F ig u re1 :J o e b e in g w a s h e d (w ith p e rm is s io n b y R E O S C ).

m ic ro n R M S w a v e fro n t e rro r. C o n s is te n t d a ta o b ta in e d th ro u g h d iffe re n t te s t s e t- ups show

th a t th e c u rv a tu re
a n d c o n ic
d e fin ite c o n firm a tio n s h o u ld b e o b ta in e d
a c c id e n ta l s c ra tc h th a t o c c u rre d e a rly
c o n s ta n t a re a lre a d y w ith in to le ra n c e s .A
u p o n a c c e p ta n c e te s ts in M a y IJ u n e . T h e
1 9 9 4 h a s b e e n to ta lly p o lis h e d .
F ig u re2 :J a c k 's a rriv a l a t th e o p tic a l fig u rin g p la n t (w ith p e rm is s io n b y R E O S C ).
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