Design of a derotator for the 4 in DAG telescope

Baudet J., Jolissaint L., KESKİN O., YEŞİLYAPRAK C., YERLİ S. K.

Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 26 - 30 June 2016, vol.9908 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9908
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2234392
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Keywords: Held derotator, field rotation, alt-az mount, Ritchey-Chretien, Nasmyth, K-mirror, Dove prism
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper Silt our work on the design of a field derotator for the adaptive optics instruments platform of DAG (Dogu Anadolu Cozier vi), a new 4 in telescope for astronomical observations near the city of krzurum, l'urkey. While the telescopefollows an astronomical object, its pupil sees a rotation of the object around the optical axis which depends n the telescope geographic coordinate and the object sky coordinate. This effect is called the field rotation. This rotation needs to be compensated during the astronomical object data acquisition. In this report we demonstrate the feasibility of placing the derotator (a. K-mirror design) in the telescope fork central hole and propose a preliminary design, considering flexures.