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WIN 3.5-m telescope project
Author(s): Matthew W. Johns; Catherine A. Pilachowski
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Paper Abstract

The University of Wisconsin-Indiana University-National Optical Astronomy Observatories ('WIN') 3.5-m aperture telescope project's design concepts and development status are assessed. The WIN telescope employs a wide field of view in order to take advantage of recent advancements in multiobject fiber-optic spectroscopy. A novel support system is under development for the borosilicate honeycomb primary mirror blank which acts solely on the mirror's rear surface; mirror temperature will be actively controlled. The WIN telescope's control system will use a distributed, easily expanded and upgraded network of microprocessors connected to a master computer via serial bus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19166
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew W. Johns, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Catherine A. Pilachowski, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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