An orientation platform for a balloon-borne telescope

Almeida, A. F. ; Bhaskaran, G. ; Ghosh, S. K. ; Iyer, S. R. ; Krishnaswamy, M. ; Nageshwara Rao, M. ; Parushetti, A. N. ; Sudhakara Rao, K. ; Tandon, S. N. (1983) An orientation platform for a balloon-borne telescope Journal of Physics E - Scientific Instruments, 16 (4). pp. 349-354. ISSN 0022-3735

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An orientation platform, capable of pointing a 75 cm aperture far-infrared telescope to an accuracy of about 0.5 min of arc is described. The performance of the platform as realised in a balloon flight is evaluated. An RMS pointing error of 0.7 min of arc and RMS position determination error of 0.2 min or arc was achieved during the flight.

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