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Columbus Project Telescope
Author(s): Peter A. Strittmatter
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Paper Abstract

The design for the Columbus binocular telescope has been completed and the project is now proceeding to the construction phase. The two 8-m f/1.2 borosilicate honeycomb mirrors will give an effective collecting area of 11.3 m and a baseline of 22 m for interferometry. The optics are supported on an exceedingly compact and rigid 'C-ring' mount with a lowest eigenfrequency of around 10 Hz. The system will be housed in a corotating enclosure and will be located on Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona. Instrumentation priorities have been established for the telescope and conceptual designs are now under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19178
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Peter A. Strittmatter, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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

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