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Overview of University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope project
Author(s): Y. Yoshii; M. Doi; K. Kohno; T. Miyata; K. Motohara; K. Kawara; M. Tanaka; T. Minezaki; S. Sako; T. Morokuma; Y. Tamura; T. Tanabe; H. Takahashi; M. Konishi; T. Kamizuka; S. Koshida; N. Kato; T. Aoki; T. Soyano; K. Tarusawa; T. Handa; L. Bronfman; M. T. Ruiz; M. Hamuy; R. Mendez
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Paper Abstract

The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) is a project to construct a 6.5-meter telescope optimized for infrared observations at the summit of Co. Chajnantor, 5,640 m altitude. The high altitude and low water vapor (0.5mm in 25% percentile) of the site provide wide wavelength coverage from 0.3 to 38 micron including continuous window from 0.9 to 2.5 micron and new windows at wavelength longer than 25 micron. We report on the design and the current status of the mirror, the telescope, the summit and the base facilities in this paper.

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Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914507 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054371
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Yoshii, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Doi, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Kohno, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Miyata, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Motohara, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Kawara, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Tanaka, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Minezaki, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
S. Sako, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Morokuma, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Tamura, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Tanabe, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
H. Takahashi, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Konishi, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Kamizuka, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
S. Koshida, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
N. Kato, Institute of Astronomy, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Aoki, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Soyano, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Tarusawa, Kiso Observatory, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Handa, Kagoshima Univ. (Japan)
L. Bronfman, Univ. de Chile (Chile)
M. T. Ruiz, Univ. de Chile (Chile)
M. Hamuy, Univ. de Chile (Chile)
R. Mendez, Univ. de Chile (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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