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frame installation
Thomas A. Sebring

Frame Installation
The central pintle bearing (under examination above) keeps the telescope centered on the pier when the air bearings, on which the structure floats, are pressurized. It also provides a mounting for the azimuth encoder, a computerized control that helps keep the telescope accurately positioned on the sky.



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13 May 2003
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