Airborne blind pointer

  title={Airborne blind pointer},
  author={R. Yee and Frederick L. Robbins},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
A candidate Blind Pointer system for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope was developed and tested on a telescope aborad the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO). Once an operator inputs the celestial target's coordinates, the Blind Pointer can steer an aircraft and point an airborne telescope to within the focal plane's field-of-view without optical feedback. The Blind Pointer converts the desired stellar object's Right Ascension and Declination into an aircraft heading… Expand
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