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Optical Engineering

The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory
Author(s): Alan B. Wissinger
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Paper Abstract

OAO-Copernicus, launched August 21, 1972, is in its third year of successful operation. Its contributions to scientific knowledge are contained in over 37 scientific papers. Princeton University Observatory has expanded the Guest Investigator Program to include 56 programs by a total of 66 astronomers from 23 countries. Observing time is currently scheduled for twelve months in advance. The engineering features of the Perkin-Elmer-built telescope are surveyed in this paper. A digest of the scientific results and a bibliography of OAO-C related papers is given, and the nature of the investigations planned at the time of writing (September 1974) is summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1975
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7978743
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 2
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Alan B. Wissinger, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


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