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Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope enclosure: flow visualization
Author(s): Charles H. Comfort; Mark Matheson; Siriluk Limmongkol; Walter A. Siegmund
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Paper Abstract

The telescope enclosure for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 2.5 meter telescope is the first roll-off design used on a telescope of this size. The roll-off design eliminates dome-induced image degradation because the telescope enclosure is rolled downwind of the telescope during observations. Flow visualization techniques were used to study a 1/72 scale model of the enclosure in a water tunnel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176167
Show Author Affiliations
Charles H. Comfort, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Mark Matheson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Siriluk Limmongkol, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Walter A. Siegmund, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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