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NOAO 8-m telescopes project
Author(s): Patrick S. Osmer
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Paper Abstract

The two 8-m aperture telescopes planned by the National Optical Astronomy Laboratories for Mauna Kea and Cerro Pachon will specialize in high-quality imaging in the visible and IR ranges. Spin-cast lightweight honeycomb monolithic mirror blanks will be employed, in conjunction with active primary support structure and thermal control. The focal-plane instrumentation will encompass a CCD imaging system, a multiple-aperture Cassegrain spectrograph, a multiobject spectrograph, high angular resolution IR imagers, a medium-resolution IR spectrograph, and a cryogenically cooled high resolution IR echelle spectrograph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19168
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Patrick S. Osmer, 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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